For Anna Sui’s spring 2012 collection shown at New York fashion week, she drew inspiration from Paris nightclubs of the 70s, particularly Club Sept which she visited in her youth. I love her source of inspiration for this collection. Isn’t that what we all love to do? Draw on the club experiences of our youth, when we were awe-struck and fell in love with alternative culture. A growing trend right now is the revival of batcave (both a London and NYC club) style.
Anna Sui is able to find the perfect aesthetic in a sea of busyness, retro, and patterns. Sui does the bohemian print just right, by making is dark and sultry but at the same time youthful and avant-garde. I must find a way to incorporate bodysuites, jumpers, more pattern, and wide-brimmed hats into my 2012 spring and summer wardrobe. Sui’s collections make me want to push the boundaries of my personal style and sport things I never thought I liked.