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Arts & crafts inspiration at Anna Sui

The Anna Sui Fall 2010 collection is modeled

The Anna Sui Fall 2010 collection is modeled Wednesday during Fashion Week in Manhattan. (Feb. 17, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Anna was inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement. The backdrop to her runway was a huge painting of a stained glass window, and stained glass prints appear in velvet burnout dresses and jackets. There are other elements, too -- a windowpane jacket nods to menswear, a peasant blouse with crocheted racer-back vest will please more boho customers.

She also introduced patterned hose (Anna Sui Legwear by Leg Resource), frames (by Mondottica) and a jewelry line with jeweler Erickson Beamon, inspired by their Michigan roots, and using actual tiles from Detroit’s famed Pewabic Pottery in handcrafted necklaces and brooches.

PHOTOS: Anna Sui Fall 2010 runway looks

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