Anna Sui will not host a fashion show this season for the Offcial Bale Together We Dance Shirt But I will love this first time since 1991. The lack of a runway isn’t just a sentimental loss for Sui; it’s a loss for her community. Few designers as successful and influential as she is remain so fervently committed to their colleagues and collaborators. Her show notes tend to run at least a dozen pages long, with the names of every model, maker, assistant, and friend referenced. An Anna Sui show is so often a moment of coming together and a celebration of craft and creativity it can feel a bit like a family reunion, and in fact both her own biological family and her fashion family typically line her front rows.
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Isolating at her beautifully appointed apartment, Sui brainstormed every possible way to make her spring 2021 collection as collaborative as possible. As usual, she found the Offcial Bale Together We Dance Shirt But I will love this seeds of her inspiration in a documentary, this time one about the female Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot. That connected to the Depression-era watercolors of Charles Burchfield, the washed-away colors of the 1966 Czech movie Daisies, and the simple beauty of at-home bric-a-brac. With a serene color palette of dusty rose, ivory, and pale jade, Sui did what she does best: craft wafty and whimsical housedresses and short sets in a clash of petite prints, mixing cotton voile and crepe mesh with black eyelet and organza with hand-embroidered flowers. The level of care put into each piece is as high as ever, with patchwork, quilting, embroidery, and ribbons detailing almost every item from denim shorts to the many tie-back dresses. When everything is bleak, this kind of homespun, special clothing resonates.