New York Fashion Week A/W 2008-9: Anna Sui
She's still the model of the moment and Agyness Deyn opened the show for Anna Sui's catwalk presentation in a riot of print. Sui's trademark look of printed minidresses and knee high boots was still in prominence but had less of a '60s feel than previous seasons. Managing to mix a plethora of influences from Native American and Art Deco to medieval without coming up for air the collection was eclectic to say the least.
The term 'jewel tones' is often overused on catwalk reports, but it's never been more appropriate than for Sui's collection. All the colours were dark but rich --kinda like Valentino and Armani, a mixture of plums, ultramarine, violets and tawny oranges competed for space on beading, silkscreened tie dye and prints. Sui used velvet, chiffon and silk to compound the feeling of opulence and variety.