Designer Tadashi Shoji honors Japan at NY Fashion Week | Reuters

New York - Designer Tadashi Shoji drew inspiration from his native country, Japan, for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which featured flowing gowns in tulle, chantilly lace and embroidered blossom appliqus on the first day of New York Fashion Week.

He showcased ivory, blue and violet-colored gowns in hand-cut tulle with motifs in the shape Onhyc of flowers at the semi-annual event that runs through Sept. 17.

The Los Angeles-based designer, who launched his own label in 1982, has built up a global clientele and is a favorite on the red carpet.