Anna Sui Fall 2014–Citing inspiration from 1930s Chinese American actress Anna May Wong, Anna Sui’s fall-winter 2014 collection brings a retro kick to New York Fashion Week. More bohemian than flapper inspired, the Sui woman wears art deco inspired prints, luxe metallics and fur accents in her bold wardrobe. A color palette of rich jewel tones is juxtaposed with printed maxi dresses and long scarves. The models’ makeup is dark and glamorous; a definite nod to Wong’s silver screen looks. Layers are key to the fall season with the Sui woman donning loose and flowing separates for an almost leisurely effect.
Sui’s Romantic Bohemian – Bohemian style is a staple of Anna Sui, and her spring 2014 collection was no exception with an outing of ultra-feminine looks citing inspiration from English Pre-Raphaelite artwork. The Sui woman could be going to a music festival or the beach depending on her mood. Dresses and tops in easy silhouettes paired with gladiator sandals evoke a casual glamour for the spring season. Metallic fabrics and gleaming accents accompany Sui’s signature print work with lace and fringe embellishments. Model Karen Elson closed the show looking like a painting herself with her flaming red hair covered by a gold crown. / All jewelry provided by Erickson Beamon
Anna Sui Resort – Anna Sui’s resort 2014 collection prides itself on light and sweet style with an outing of bright floral and fruit prints. Silhouettes are 30s inspired, with hemlines reaching above the knee. The collection itself is broken into four different sections, but a strong bohemian influence runs throughout the entire season. A varied color palette of teal, cream, plum, jade and periwinkle offers a whimsical look at resort. In addition to to the collection’s many dresses, the Sui woman wears boyfriend and military jackets, cardigans, beach cover-ups and school blouses for the transitional season.
Sui’s Delightful Fall – Anna Sui continued to reign as one of New York Fashion Week’s most whimsical designers with her fall 2012 collection featuring playful prints, youthful shapes and owl caps. Overlooking the more quirky elements, however, the showing also delivered solid fashion featuring divine color and fabric combinations ranging from fuchsia silks to olive-green velvets. Light layers with a hint of 60′s flavor dominated the runway with large kaftans, tweed skirts and faux fur coats.
Sui’s Cinematic Spring – For Anna Sui’s spring 2012 collection, the designer was inspired by American fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. Indeed the new season looked as it came straight out of a sketchbook page with bold brash colors that gave a nod to fashion ranging from the 40s to 70s. For spring, Sui moved away from the western inspired look of seasons past but continued to use feminine prints and dolled-up accessories. The larger life looks were completed by red lips, retro hair and rouge blush fit for the silver screen.
Bohemian Resort – Anna Sui’s latest collection for the resort 2012 season showcases the designer’s bohemian dresses with casual appeal. Modeled by Jacquelyn Jablonski, the relaxed attire features details of fringe, bows, sequins and ruching paired with flirty silhouettes.
Anna Sui is the go to designer for cute and flirty bohemian inspired creations, and her fall 2011 collection was certainly not short on the cute or flirty during her New York Fashion Week presentation. Models smiled as they took to the runway in kitschy prints, kitty headgear and knee high socks, ultimately culminating in a show full of frills and glam.
Frida Gustavsson gets dolled up for the Anna Sui beauty campaign
The spring 2011 collection from Anna Sui fits in perfectly with this season’s trend of seventies redux. Known for her western-inspired garments, the American designer’s latest effort evokes all the free-spiritedness found in the Me decade with a flirty twist. Accented with feathered headgear, fringe and flowers, the spring outing from Sui is all girlish wonder.