The Tadashi Shoji Fall 2017 collection was a point of action as the designer was inspired by the youth revolutions of the late ’60s and ’70s—from Tokyo to Paris to New York. That was the flavour of the line up.

His retro-inspired design emulated this revolutionary message. With lace, sheer necklines and ankle-length skirts and dresses, his poignant and relevant words were evident.

With a hearty dash of ’70s and ’80s-style prom-ready glitz, the collection featured a heavy fabric mixed with velvet and lace dresses and a devoré velvet column. Rose-printed chiffon frocks were showcased along with a black V-neck velvet dress with draping around the shoulder and a floral-embroidered mock sash.

As for hair and beauty, Tadashi’s models all sported long, smooth bangs that sat on their eyelashes. Some were glammed up with intricate rhinestone designs around their eyes and with shiny lips.

Watch backstage as the dramatic beauty looks compliment the retro-filled collection.