Anna Sui's shows are always a lot of fun because the models smile and the clothes are bright and '60s and happy. This year Sui's fall show was extra whimsical because a few models wore these fantastical cat hats down the runway (I thought they looked more like mouse hats but I've since been overruled). I figured they were just a show piece, but when I passed by Anna Sui's booth at the Coterie I noticed the cat hats on display. So yes, fashion cat lovers (of which I am one), the Anna Sui cat hats will actually be available at Anna Sui's SoHo store and a few other locations (we hear Net-a-Porter is interested, too) for around $205. Don one next fashion week and you're guaranteed to be immortalized on some street style blog.
Anna Sui Fall 2011: Dapper Dandies in Mouse Hats
For fall 2011, Anna Sui did her usual mod, pop, boho, circus, Portabello Road, Sgt. Pepper thing. But when you've got a good thing going, why mess with it? Prints were a swirly, mod and optic, and of course, the requisite paisley. Dresses were mini school girl inspired frocks with Peter Pan collars and floor length boho numbers with peasant blouse necklines. The collection started off black and white and then there were shots of lime green and then every color under the sun followed. Best part? Smiling models (as in Coco, Karlie, Arizona and more superstars) in mouse hats that one-upped Opening Ceremony's Wild Things collection.