Anna Sui Fall 2014

Article By Ka Yee Chan
Photo credit Xue Liang

Anna Sui’s Fall 2014 collection was a vision in Art Deco design. Sui incorporated many Asian essences in this collection. As the show began, the mandarin song, “Waiting For You to Return” played.

The models were relaxing, chatting, and acting as if it were a street scene by the wall. Then, one by one/ in couples, they walked down the runway. It was a very interesting setting as if it were a theatrical performance.

As always, Sui used many prints, and mixes and matches in her collection. What’s surprising is that Sui incorporated many Asian characteristics, such as mandarin collars, dragon emblems, and chinoiserie color scheme.

The color schemes included bright red, nostalgic greens, purples and black against gold. Make-up and hair styling was believed to be inspired by Anna May Wong, which was a Chinese-American film star of the ‘20s.

The overall silhouette is wide and loose, and has many layers. There is a mandarin collared shirt layered with a purple-patterned dress, and paired with black pants.

Sui’s collection has a mixed feeling of Eastern and Western, and paired with some nomadic essences. It was an enjoyable show that incorporated many elements.

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