Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear FW2014

February 13, 2014 by  
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It was clear that Anna Sui got inspired by Asia. To be more specific: the British musical comedy Chu Chin Chow. Anna Sui stuck to one theme — chinoiserie meets Twenties Art Deco — with clothes that would look at home in both speakeasy and opium den, or on fans of Sui’s irreverent point of view.

There were several flapper and cheongsam dresses and embroidered silk pajamas that, when teamed with fringed scarves and Mongolian lamb fur coats, had a boho attitude. The tweed jackets were charming, executed softly like a knit cardigan. Colorful Art Deco-inspired boots and tasseled necklaces added to the fun.

The few men’s looks, such as an embroidered tuxedo jacket over ruffle shirt and pajama pants, complemented the show’s exotic vibe.

Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear New York FW2013

February 14, 2013 by  
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Please enjoy our pictures for now, our review will follow shortly.


Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2012

September 15, 2011 by  
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Antonio Lopez, an illustrator and photographer from the seventies, was Anna Sui’s big inspiration for spring/summer 2012. She got inspired by the way he introduced vintage fashion and disco music to Paris.

The disco was translated to strong rock n roll colors (pink and red), the vintage could be seen in some soft creamy shades. They were mixed with bold graphic prints in all kinds of colors.

Most of the designs were dresses, vintage looking ones in any kind of shape, mostly worn with a belt. The styling was over the top, very Anna Sui. The models wore turbans, sunglasses,chunky necklaces, headpieces, colorful socks and earrings, preferably all at once.

There was so much to see, there must have been a cool fashion piece for just about every woman in the room. And when styled a little more subtle each item on it’s own will immediately become very wearable.

Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2011/2012

February 17, 2011 by  
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Anna Sui’s collection was inspired by Russian ballet, but don’t expect tutu’s and tule. No, Anna’s ballet girl had more of a rock side, working tough black and white looks.

The show was opened by three models appearing on the runway simultaneously. They wore playful black and white looks with checks, pied de poule and graphic prints.

Then the collection got more colorful as warm shaded clothes with metallic accents appeared. Like Marc Jacobs Sui also introduced several polka dot looks, so we might be seeing a lot more of those next winter. Models wore crazy hats (we saw Lindsay Wixon with a cat head on) and obvious wigs.

Towards the end of the show the collection became more luxurious showing more embellishments and layering, all matched with Sui’s wonderful leg wear. Several hippie looks in white lace formed a nice contradiction with some of the black rock and roll dresses.

Backstage Anna told the press she wanted to keep it simple this season, but of course Anna’s way of simple is still quite over the top. That means a lot of details to look at and something to like for almost anybody.

Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2011

September 16, 2010 by  
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The Anna Sui fashion show was all about Little House on the Prairie. The backdrop of the show was that of a wheat field with a small house on it. The clothes felt boho-chic and farm-ish, but you couldn’t describe them in one word.

This probably was due to the fact that Anna took her inspiration from so many different sources. In her show notes she named musician Joni Mitchell, artist Thomas Eakins, singer Neil Young, painter Andrew Wyeth, album Ladies of the Canyon and painter Winslow Homer as her inspiration sources.

She also added Holly Hobbie a fictive little girl from which the inspiration was obvious. Holly Hobbie wore the same kind of dresses as the models in the show and was often pictured with wheat in her hands, just like the models.

All clothes looked easy going and had a lot of aspects to focus on. Busy prints (paisley, floral, geometrical), lace, ruffles, embroideries and lots of different soft shades (indigo, lace, slate, ash, blue, nudes).

The long dresses, bell bottoms, round sunglasses, feather necklaces and headpieces made of wheat gave the show it’s seventies vibe. But Anna added just the right amount of funk to it, to make the collection feel modern and new.

Fashion focus: all about Anna Sui

June 18, 2010 by  
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Name of the brand: Anna Sui

Name(s ) of the designer(s): Anna Sui

About the designer(s): Anna Sui (1964) was born in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to New York to study art and design. After leaving school Anna worked for some junior sportswear companies, like Charlie’s Girls. She then started to design clothes that were sold at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Anna Sui is now sold all over the world and is particularly popular in Asia. She says her perfumes made her a global brand.

Start of the brand: in 1981 Anna started designing for herself.

First collection: In 1991 Anna Sui held her first fall fashion show, encouraged by her friends Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, who were super-popular at that time.

The Anna Sui woman: loves to mix and match and is great fun

Anna Sui women: Paris Hilton, Blake Lively, Mischa Barton, Cher, Naomi Campbell, Sofia Copola, Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Liv Tyler.

The clothes are: boho-chic,

Type of clothes: colorful, hip, rock & roll, casual/street-wear

Signature: girly, patchwork, patterns, all kind of different styles and elements combined. Anna often uses the color purple.

Collaborations: In 2009 Anna Sui collaborated with Target to produce a Gossip Girl inspired line.
Anna Sui designed cellular phones for Samsung

Awards: CFDA Lifetime achievement Award


‘I always had to do extra design jobs just to keep my company going for the first 10 years.’

‘There were times after I paid my employees that I didn’t even have enough money for a subway token.’

‘On the runway, I’ll do crazy styling and crazy accessories, but there’s always a beautiful dress or a great shirt underneath.’

‘I’m kind of like a show-off.’


Anna Sui’s fashion shows always have rock music and background designs.

In 1999 Anna started her fragrance and cosmetic line. She has launched fourteen different fragrances ever since.

In 2004 Anna launched a second, more youthful clothing line, named Dolly Girl by Anna Sui.

In 2009 a children’s line was added, named Anna Sui Mini.

In 2010 Anna Sui’s collection was seen in the finale of America’s Next Top Model.

There is a Anna Sui Soho Barbie

Before Anna’s label became successful she helped out her friend Steven Meisel with the styling of his photo shoots.

Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2010

February 18, 2010 by  
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The first word that came to our minds when watching Anna Sui’s fashion show? Folklore.

With a stained-glass rendering of a Woodstock landscape in the background the models presented the most colorful outfits, the busiest prints and the most unexpected combinations of fashion items.

Every piece of clothing the hippie-chic girls had put on, was screaming for attention. Even Anna Sui’s tights were out of the ordinary. Yet the American designer mixed and matched all clothes and accessories in such a way that it looked all right. In fact, we’d almost belief wearing an embroidered suede dress with a jacquard blouse, printed tights and a big necklace was the only right way to wear it.

The prints had floral, graphic and animal details. And the colors we saw, varied from grey to army green, pink, red, brown, beige and purple. The final looks of the collection all came in white. The dresses in shades of brown, red and beige were our favorites, since they looked so perfect for autumn.

Apart from the colors and prints Anna’s collection was also a great gathering of textures. Suede, silk, crochet, lace and transparent dresses effortlessly alternated each other on the runway. In between those dresses woollen skirts, fur stoles, chunky cardigans and a quilted coat grabbed our attention.

Apart from the tights from her own leg wear line, the accessories in this collection were not made by Anna Sui herself. Jamie Coviello made the knit hats, Adrienne Landau took care of the fur stoles and the necklaces and brooches came from a century old Pottery in Detroit, Sui’s home town.

With this show Anna Sui gave numerous examples of how to mix and match her most colorful pieces. But will others be just as good at the styling job? We’re curious what combinations people will come up with and we doubt they will look as good as Anna’s.

Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show FW09

February 19, 2009 by  
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Anna Sui Catwalk Fashion Show SS09

September 12, 2008 by  
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