My Favorite Designer 1: Anna Sui at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 – Aestheticism in Typical Sui Fashion

Anna Sui has always been one of my top favorite designers over all these years. Though I missed her show last Thursday that was the 7th day of New York Fashion Week because I am currently in Europe, my passion for Sui’s design has urged me to write about the collection. Only by seeing the pictures can remind me of a typical Anna Sui collection that couldn’t have possibly come from anyone else. I saw many similarities between this Fall/Winter 2010 and other seasons such as Fall/Winter 2008 and 2009 collections. Art nouveau esque aestheticism has exercised an enormous influence in shaping a typical Sui look, which is full of art deco motifs with tons of patterns and handmade touches and American Indian ethnic feel. We love seeing how Anna Sui keeps her stylistic integrity and never stops marching to the beat of her own drum, but always remains relevant and gorgeous. In this post you are gonna see lots of prints and decoration as well as a summary of some distinctive designs mostly found in her collections. After all, like what makeup master Pat Mcgrath said, “Anna is talking about arts, crafts and colors, and lots of decoration.”

Feature 1: Lots of prints and colors to accent the look with the handcrafted chunky necklaces and fur trimmed boots adding a touch of American Indian/Bohemian ethnic style as a whole

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There was a plethora of prints. Colors and patterns swirl in the air like the hem of a dress. The look was accessorized with a handcrafted chunky necklace inspired by the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Feature 2: Glamorize the look with fur stoles

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010:
Iselin Steiro in georgette and velvet dress with antique rose embroidery worn with a blush fox fur stole

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Feature 3: Typical Sui fashion inspired by the Aesthetic Movement favors strong and simple colors: bright blues, greens and yellows.

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Feature 4: Accessorise the look with textured tights

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Anna Selezneva accessorized with the textured tights frm Anna Sui’s new leg wear line

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Feature 5: Over-sized beaded flower worn as a necklace or brooch to create a vintage feel

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Agyness Deyn wore an over-sized beaded flower necklace with a 1920s vintage feel.

Karen Elson as Anna Sui’s bride sported another beaded flower, this time as a brooch as well as a delicate floral hat.

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Feature 6: Use of metallic materials

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Viktoriya Sasonkina in pomegranate print metallic silk jacquard blouse accessorized with a knit hat

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Feature 7: Chiffon dress

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Vlada Roslyakova in Murano glass print and lurex dot chiffon dress worn with a mixed print shirt

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Feature 8: Adopting art deco motifs

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Red and purple are definitely a bold color combo especially paired with the gold ochre in the print. The bold tribal necklace, paired with a knitted hat and top featuring art deco patterns is gonna be one of the signature looks of the collection.

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