There is a passion and elegance in Josie Natori’s Spring 2016 bow. It is decidedly Asian inspired and the designer said so much at her presentation. To that end, you’re presented with a collection that is notable for the calligraphic artwork displayed on both dresses and kimonos. She does the mix of black and white to great effect. Some designers are guilty of making that color choice a bland one. Natori is not one of them. Adorned on a floor length white dress is sharp black brush stroke prints. A near barcode asymmetric print strapless dress remains a personal favorite. When Natori strays from the black and white theme she shows flashes of a less severe more feminine look. It is welcoming, but allows you to appreciate the monotone look even more when taking the collection in as a whole. Evening-wear is a strength of Natori and this being her first showing of this nature, it’s scary in a good way where she may be able to take the collection in the future.