Octavia Spencer

Designer Tadashi Shoji is busy expanding his fashion brand beyond red carpet gowns and evening wear

Designer Tadashi Shoji is busy expanding his fashion brand beyond red carpet gowns and evening wear

At work in his Vernon atelier, fashion designer Tadashi Shoji dons a vibrant orange Ralph Lauren cashmere sweater, navy Abercrombie & Fitch sweatpants, cow-print Galet loafers and an Apple Watch, a high-low outfit that might as well serve as commentary on his fashion philosophy, which emphasizes comfort and accessibility. Since launching his eponymous brand in 1982, Shoji has made a business of catering to women of all shapes and sizes, offering flattering styles from 0 petite to 24 “queen size” — the designer’s term for plus sizing.


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