You always know what you're going to get at an Anna Sui show: A star-dotted front row, loads of colorful prints, some funky hats, and smiling models.
Sui's Fall 2012 show certainly didn't stray too far from the formula--But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Actually, we have to say that in such a fickle fashion era, it's kind of refreshing to see a designer stick to what she likes. And in this case, it's also what she does best.
To wit: The paisley and geometric printed dresses, which ranged in color from turquoise to cranberry, were classic Sui and you need only to glance at pictures of rock groupie goddess Anita Pallenberg to know that they'll stand the test of time.
The goofy wool hats, some of which were made to look like forest animals, are another story. But that's exactly what endears Sui so much to us: She doesn't take herself too seriously. Which is probably why the models are always look so happy walking her shows. That, and the sensible shoes.