My First #NYFW Fashion Show – Anna Sui RTW 2016
As most of you know, Anna Sui has a beautiful new flagship in Soho on Broome street! Their team has been extremely supportive of Soho Strut, and I was fortunate enough to be invited to Anna Sui’s 2016 fashion show for New York Fashion Week:
Their fashion show was filled with 60’s inspired outfits!
- From WWD: All of it added up to a collection brimming with retro flair, from its rich, psychedelic colors to its wide-ranging prints — florals, butterflies, patchworks, leopards, chevrons. An oversize purple Mongolian fur-trimmed coat, ruffled shirt and tie-dye velvet burnout pants recalled the stage style of Jimi Hendrix. Elsewhere, a few looks, such as a lace bib dress layered under a sweater vest — styled with glasses and knee socks — veered bohemian geek-chic à la Alessandro Michele’s Gucci girls. Sui chalked it up to a bigger revival. “There’s something in the air, a psychedelia going around,” she said.
- From Vogue: Could tonight have marked Anna Sui’s swingingest show in recent memory? The designer never wants for groovy inspiration, but this season it was especially palpable. For a collection that she dubbed “Pop-sydelic,” Sui set about marrying Carnaby Street style at its zenith with the saturated pop drama of artists like Richard Lindner, Tadanori Yokoo, Peter Blake (he behind the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band), and the electric milieu of Robert “Groovy Bob” Fraser’s London gallery. Sui’s overflowing moodboards could be, in and of themselves, the subject of some engrossing retrospective, and a trip to her studio earlier this week found Fall’s boards in particularly heady form. Here was the Technicolor, pow-pow fantasia of the aforementioned, mixed with ephemera of its time (“Story of a girl in a fur-skin rug,” read one newspaper clipping referring to poor Marianne Faithfull at the Stones’ infamous Redlands bust). Then there was the work of Niki de Saint Phalle, the French artist behind Tuscany’s hypnotic Tarot Garden, and the Nanas—multi-hued, zaftig dancing women.