Anna Sui curates a collection that mixes influence from many genres. The abundance of research and careful design used to recreate stained-glass motifs in printed fabric or embroidery reminiscent of a Charles Rohlfs’ chest of drawers is inspiring. While these details are spectacular, they do not overtake the garments. Instead they flow through the work as subtle testament to Anna’s acute sense of cultural embrace. We were reawakened to the beauty created when mixing motifs and patterns into ones wardrobe.
We love how she pulled motifs from the garments into the tights. This should inspire you to continue to embrace patterned tights throughout 2010.
Here ice blue, polka dots, and plaid mingle in a feminine embrace. This continues to showcase the mixing of patterns but also pulls your favorite plaid shirts through to next season.
Remove the hat and this look could literally walk off the runway into your office. Here orange makes a statement in a batik printed blouse. The color carries in subtle detail along the jacquard hem in both the skirt and jacket. It’s not ended in the garment though. It peaks out in a bracelet and in delicate details on the toe of her oxford pumps.
It was difficult to select only a few photographs from this show. Each look had a reason to shine. Here is a snapshot of a few more outfits all courtesy of Style.com.
You can wear Anna’s creative pattern work to the office for Spring. These blouses can be matched with trousers or skirts for business casual or with denim for Casual Fridays.
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