CRAZY SWEET FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2013
Anna Sui somehow always manages to capture truly cute, feminine looks without losing her edge. For Spring 2013, there were beautiful pastels, cool blues, girly pinks and bright corals. There was a brilliant metallic silver mini, and, of course, the requisite blacks.
It wouldn’t be Anna Sui without floral prints. But then, she’d take a flowery top and mix it with mesh, some of it torn and disheveled. Soft see-through tops had that black mesh underneath them. There was lots of intricate lace, and a onesie with grey and brown leaves that was just adorable.
But I think my favorites were the looks that seemed inspired by the flappers of the 1920’s, little barely-there dresses that dropped to the waist, then flaired out minis. Many of them had such complicated patterns and embellishments, but still managed to look simple to wear. The styles were, as usual, anything but boring.
The bright blue or red or pink hair and dark, smokey eyes, mixed with the girly dresses and pretty, frilly tops made it all very “girls gone punk”.
You know what you will get from Anna Sui, and it’s always fun.
Photography: Anton Brookes