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).