THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE
With my Resort collections, I feel totally relaxed to focus on creating all the special items my urban bohemian fans have been asking for! I particularly wanted this collection to be Classic Anna Sui; full of all my favorite kinds of prints, motifs and silhouettes. The mood for Resort 2016 is breezy, pretty, romantic and dreamy.
I’ve always fantasized about having a county house with a large rose garden. I love all the antique heirloom garden-varieties; damask roses, bourbon roses, cabbage roses. With this collection, I’ve planted my own virtual garden of earthly delights; with carnations, poppies, daisies, dahlias, tulips, orchids, peonies, clover flowers, magnolias and black cherry trees.
The collection is in full bloom with garden party frocks and sundresses. There are jumpsuits, color blocked rip-stop parkas, songbird jacquard baseball jackets, safari jackets, pea coats and plenty short kimono and caftan variations for layering. There are beaded smocks, pleated tuxedo shirts, palazzo pants, cargo shorts, gym shorts and petal skirts. There are charming matching sweaters in each delivery by James Coviello.
In the first grouping, the language of flowers is illustrated in shades of tonal plum and indigo. The prints include checkerboard roses, carnation print georgette, cherry daisies, poppy borders, deco bouquets- often with matching custom embroidery motifs. There are two engineered prints paired with a plaid scalloped scarf print. I also feature indigo washed denim and velveteen mixes, sporty striped honeycomb fishnet, metallic tweed and black denim, floral silk cloqué and nubby hound’s-tooth.
The second delivery features a secret garden of floral tapestries, chain-stitch embroideries and patchwork prints. There are motifs of birds and bugs, clover flower trellises, pop argyle and checkerboard lace, dobby stripe and embroidered fringed denim.
Within a budding grove, the serpent makes its appearance (our favorite print of the season). There are daisy clouds, chrysanthemum embroideries on mesh, butterfly and cherry combos, multi-colored guipure lace, ogee paisley and a matching ribbed t-shirt sweater grouping with chiffon details.
The last grouping dances a rose adagio: dressed-up in a dusty palette of ivory, beige, blush and teal. There are engineered wild rosy chain garlands, monotone cabbage rose scarf prints, burn-out orchids, heavily embroidered mesh with chunky lace trim, silver floral jacquard and denim, geometric lace and digital lace border prints.
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