Anna Sui Spring 2014: Bohemian Rhapsody

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's certainly an ethos Anna Sui stands by when it comes to her design. Season after season the designer has turn
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's certainly an ethos Anna Sui stands by when it comes to her design. Season after season the designer has turn
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's certainly an ethos Anna Sui stands by when it comes to her design. Season after season the designer has turned out haute-hippie looks that free-spirited women all over the globe love.

But Sui doesn't just slap some fringe and paisley on a dress and call it "boho." As always with a Sui show, the references, while subtle, were layered. Inspirations ranged from Pre-Raphaelite paintings to Victorian England, from traditional Masai garments to Indonesian dancers--filtered, as always, through a '70s, rock n' roll aesthetic. The result was wholly unique and very Sui.

Even if Sui's shows can be a tad predictable at times, it's refreshing to see a designer that's so committed to her own unique point of view. It's the reason that, over thirty years after being founded, Sui's label is still flourishing--and still boasts fans like Sofia Coppola (who was siting front row) and Karen Elson (who opened).

Photos: IMAXtree