The atmosphere of glow was everlasting throughout Anna Sui Spring 2012 Collection at New York Fashion Week. No matter what everyone else had thought about her creations, it was something she’d wanted to do for ages.

NY Fashion Week: Anna Sui Spring RTW 2012 Collection

Anna Sui 2012 Collection was like reinvention of one remarkable and transformative stage in fashion history: the early 70s when illustrator Antonio Lopez moved from Paris to NYC with a number of gorgeous young things, among them a 16-year-old Jerry Hall, Donna Jordan, baby Grace Jones, Jane Forth and others. Their suitcases were full of vintage clothes along with irresistible taste in dance and club music. They openly attracted attention of many Parisians, among them Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. It was the time when impressionable Anna Sui saw the new arrivals, and during her Spring  ready-to-wear 2012 Collection she tried to evoke this club atmosphere.

From the very second when Karen Elson appeared on the catwalk with the torrent of curls, richly lacquered lips, and in a great forties-style dress wrapped in chubby marabou, the audience was transported into atmosphere of playful, flippant era when the search of pleasure could become a career opportunity for youngsters like Hall.

Anna Sui also offered a playsuit with a toothbrush print of Art Deco style and a cap-sleeve, flared-pant outfit in a Liberty-like print. Then, the attention was on Sui’s black tulle kimono floating over silken shorts, which was appropriate for 40 years ago Paris glamorous kids. And those retro looks together with modern woman’s search for fantasy in style brought Anna Sui her success.


As she said, she wasn’t trying to fit in what was going on, she’d just done, what she wanted.

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