Nostalgia played heavily into Anna Sui’s most recent fall-winter 2018 collection. Bella & Gigi Hadid opened the show and channeled the days when collections were shown intimately in showrooms. In the early days of fashion, models brought attitude and lots of drama to the preview of each collection and that’s what the long line-up of today’s supermodels carried over to Monday’s runway.
Anna Sui’s rich history was celebrated appropriately with rich hues in lush fabrics like corduroy, brocades, sequins and embroidery. There was also plenty of Victorian lace, ruffles and mod denim. Prints and textures were piled on together, which resulted in a depth of layering which can only be successfully executed by a skilled professional. Click here to see more pictures.
Always keeping her main customer in mind, the collection spanned full ensembles that can glam-up a 9-to-5 cubicle or a dance floor. After all, it takes true focus for a designer to understand the drama of fashion’s past and how it relates to today’s attention starved girls of social media.