Anna Sui Resort Collection 2023
A trio of velvet princesses round out Anna Sui’s 2023 resort lookbook. A dress you know – emerald teal with antique ribbon trim and faux fur tufts – because it originally appeared in Sui’s Fall 1998 collection and became an internet sensation earlier this year. The others are extensions of the theme, precious jewel-toned gowns for a modern royal.
Sui is a master of remastering the past – you could say his entire brand is built on this concept. But what it’s been doing lately is reinventing its own past for a new generation of customers who missed its 2000s heyday. Ssense has already reissued a capsule of a few pieces that, in addition to being spotted on cool girls from Lower Manhattan and Silverlake, worn by Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo.
This season, pop stars and their fans will surely covet a jacket trimmed in lilac marabou, the fabric first used in Sui’s spring 1997 collection, or new interpretations of grunge style like a black lace-panelled dress. , black crochet pants and an illustrated baby. your. Tea dresses and heart-print separates continue the sweet trend; even at her most punk, Sui never gives up on femininity. But separate the layered looks and you’ll find sexy bathrobes and velor swimsuits that evoke the boudoir attire of screen sirens. “You just need a velvet bathing suit, don’t you?” Sui laughs during her lookbook photoshoot as models with lilac eyeliner – the only color Sui’s mother would allow her to wear as a teenager – recreated “cheesy” model group poses from the 1960s. That’s the Sui thing: it’s always about making the dream real, making the fantasy functional. This season reality is special, sensual and sporty. Modern girls are lucky.