Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji has an affinity for French lace and wasn’t afraid to showcase it front and center of his Spring/Summer 2013 collection. This past year, we saw handfuls of Oscar-winning actresses dressed in Tadashi’s gowns. Models donned cocktail dresses with Peter Pan collars, trapeze dresses, long-sleeve gowns, strapless gowns, and tiered tulle gowns. There was also colourful piecework and ikat-print dresses requiring a second look. Tadashi marries his beautiful craftsmanship with brilliant colour-playing with vibrant blues, reds, blacks and creams.