Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW
Anna Sui´s Spring/Summer 2012 collection stole the show at New York Fashion Week, when the models pranced onto the runway in colorful prints, head scarves, turbans, ankle socks, and colors like purple, fuchsia, and red. What many didn´t know is that Anna was trying to recreate the spirit of Club Sept, a spot in Paris where illustrator Antonio Lopez brought his bevy of beauties (Donna Jordan, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones) to party as they evoked the attention of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves St. Laurent. They brought with them suitcases of vintage clothes, hence the suitcases models carried in tow. Anna Sui gave us midriff tops, high-waist shorts, jumpsuits, playful prints, Art Deco, peplum, patterned fairies--the works! The looks are retro and of the past, but they bring to them a kick only Sui can do so well.