2009 February 19
Anna Sui - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) Anna Sui has a customer, knows the customer and feeds the customer, embodying Seventh Avenue at its best. (Cue the Thursday Styles piece.) At Wednesday's show at the Tents, her signature plaids, paisleys and patterns were business as usual. In a nod to the season, the palette was dark, with rust, saffron, and chocolate governing the mood. Since Sui is all about twists, it was difficult to isolate the newest one among the cowgirl boots, military jackets and black lace frocks. That said, Sui's mishmash of ideas is inherently un-formulaic, and the parade of top models (Sasha, Agyness, Natasha, Lily, Lara, Toni, Jourdan) attested to her enduring status as a power brand--not to mention one of the fashion industry's unsung heroes.