There is no dead end in Anna Sui’s world. The road to inspiration is winding and long, often spanning decades and genres. What began as an occasional cover of the 1921 film Enchantment, a tame tale of the shrew starring Marion Davies as an arrogant arrogant, led Sui to Wiener Werkstatte’s furniture designer Joseph Urban. Urban paved the way for a broader exploration of Wiener Werkstatte’s aesthetic and design, inspiring Sui to create his own versions of movement lily of the valley and window prints for his Resort 2022 collection. They appear in a wide range of materials, from thick lace and nylon to viscose, including square mini-dresses and gathered tops.
For a pop of color, she pulled a few majolica references, then asked Bonnie Robbins, a young designer she spotted at New York boutique Café Forgot, to design some fun collaboration jewelry. A babydoll dress once worn by Madonna, with a giant black bow in the back, has been re-released this season, and in a similar pop culture vein, Sui has also used a red tweed to cut her own version of Cher’s mini costume. Horowitz in Clueless. In a way, the history of the collection begins with a chic flapper and ends with an elegant Valley Girl.
But the women who will wear those plaid faux fur coats and scalloped-edge mesh leggings are probably more like Sui’s nieces. There is Isabelle, who designed the Wiener Werkstatte-inspired borders for the lookbook and the graphic elements of this collection, who welcomes me to the studio in a blue smocked dress. Jeannie, a filmmaker who photographed the lookbook, later arrives in cool, slightly flared pants and a graphic tee. Chase usually hangs out in a miniskirt or blazer, but she couldn’t make it to Manhattan because she filmed the second season of her hit show Genera + ion on HBO Max. As a designer, Sui has always excelled at harmonizing disparate ideas, but with her trio of cool nieces by her side, she has found new ways to modernize her aesthetic for a new generation, creating bobs and bobs. skinny tops that Gen Z love while standing still. filling her shelves with the prairie dresses and sweet costumes her older patrons remember.