Talk of the Tents
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You could tell Anna Sui was cooking up something très, très Francais from the moment you stepped inside the tent and took your seat, serenaded by a series of ‘60s (and thereabouts) French pop songs. Another tip-off -- her program, entitled “Nouvelle Vague” (or New Wave).
Ahhhh, oui, oui, but of course -- La Sui, she is paying homage to the French New Wave, a group of maverick French...Read more »
The Anna Sui girl of seasons past — dressed in sweet and perky-print babydolls and prairie skirts — has got a bit of a ‘tude this season. Punk rock comes into play in a big way for this collection, from head (pink and turquoise hair) to toe (ripped fishnet stockings). Of course, this is Sui . . . so what could be dark or harsh is still playful and light.
Her standard print-mixing is there...Read more »
Anna Sui shows can often be like your favorite roller coaster ride—full of exuberance, colorful highs and lows, and a certain…familiarity. We’ve been on this track before, you see, so we know basically what to expect—the crazy, kitschy prints, dizzying color combos, a whole lotta babydoll dresses.
Not this time. Oh, it’s kitschy, colorful and eccentric, all right, but also…elegant. ...Read more »
Helloooo, 1970s. Anna Sui has a flair for that decade, and once again she mines it for all its Jerry Hall fabulousness. But this is not just a tossed-together clutch of bell bottoms, Qiana shirts and puka shells. Sui’s strength is her great knowledge of — and reverence for — trends of the time. So, along with the crocheted cardigans, the turbans, the marabou shrugs swiped from...Read more »