(Okay, I don’t really know if that post title pun really worked; it’s not as good as the joke I made for Samuel’s birthday: Q: Which animal can speak Japanese? A: Horses, ねー! Hilarious, I think you’ll agree.) Dragging myself back on track: New York, autumn winter 2011 collections, Anna Sui, loving it.

I haven’t covered Anna Sui properly previously, but I do have a soft spot for her striking feminine designs – I have fond memories of the shop in Osaka’s Big Step where I used to go and touch the clothes and poke the make-up when I’d had my fill of the Kera shop in the same complex. I’m a huge fan of her ‘art deco via 1970s’ (a la Biba) prints in contrasting colours, and the simple drop-waisted and shift dresses that have become a signature look. This collection, with it’s rich tones and lashings of detail, didn’t disappoint, and I’m really looking forward to seeing many of these items in the flesh soon.

Simply chic…

Cat hats are no longer just for the anime aficionado (ahem!). Whatever your take on the millinery, this is a great monochrome look that works well with the dominant patterns.

Why we love Anna Sui: peter pan collar, great colours, and plenty of detail without being too fussy.

The acidic green contrasts beautifully with the richer purple; plenty of movement in this piece, and the chain necklace and tights are just amazing.

A beautiful silk dress in umber and light turquoise – even more fab tights too!

Totally posting this just for the deer print.

I can’t quite make out if this is two pieces, or one dress, but regardless it’s smashing! Love the autumnal floral print with the fur mini capelet.

One of my favourite looks from the collection: velvet accents and dolly shoes make for nostalgic outfit – lolita fashion from a different era?

Stunning colours, I don’t know who else could make all those shades of purple work!

Really really love this – simple shirt dress cut, with stonking floral pattern and lovely details. Also digging the specs on the model!

Black is beautiful: sequins and a flowery hem add a bit of drama to a stylish cut.

And finally: a lighter side that captures the elegance of Sui’s designs.

Images in this post are courtesy of Style.com, but you can also view present and past shows here.

 

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2 Responses to Anna Sui; Ama Sweet 2011

  1. brad-t says:

    This show was so awesome, glad we got to be there. We also got to meet Sui herself:

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh2q6oQ1781qbbj0lo1_500.jpg

    The cat hats are pretty awesome, but the MSRP of $200 is quite steep … haha.

  2. Tokyo Telephone says:

    Ah, I’m super jealous on both counts! Glad you both had a great time 🙂

    R

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