Anna Suiâ??s Island Girls


The thing about Anna Sui is no matter the year, the season, or the collection, you know she’s going to be making cool, beautiful bohemian clothes for cool, beautiful bohemian girls. Her Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which bowed last night at Moynihan Station in midtown, played off of a recent trip Sui made to Honolulu and Tahiti. Sculptural palm trees flanked the runway, with a swanky ’60s pre-show soundtrack that evoked Don and Megan Draper’s jaunt to the Big Island. Sui played with ’40s Hollywood starlet tropical chic (a bottle green knit cardigan, crop top, and bloomer set; a violet lace sweetheart cocktail frock; an off-the shoulder tiered ruffled number) and an adorable tomboy island-babe vibe (satin embroidered bowling bombers; sporty floral board shorts; bright printed high-waisted bikinis; socks worn with wedge sandals). Zandra Rhodes created a custom print for the collection, but the real winners were the parade of floaty, printed caftans, suited for the island Stevie Nickses who would surf in the morning, play drums in the afternoon, and drink big umbrella cocktails by torchlight at night.

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