A collection that made you feel you found a wardrobe to take with you for a mystical journey on the Orient Express.
If last season we were frolicking with woodland fairies and Pre-Raphaelites with the adornments of Balinese dancers, the Anna Sui Fall 2014 collection took us on an a mysterious journey through China complete with Chinoiserie and Chinese art influences of the 1920’s.
Sui’s main influence for her collection took inspiration from muse Anna May Wong, the only Chinese-American actress of the silent film era. Wong’s career broke through from silent to sound and she was a smoky siren of a fashion icon in her own right, taking the 20’s and 30’s by storm.
While watching the Anna Sui Fall 2014 collection hit the runway, I felt this was exactly the type of wardrobe you might want for a modern day Orient Express train journey.
Art deco influenced pieces had a hint of flapper stylings in longer length, just below the knee shift styles. Modernized with pant looks paired with longer length tops.
Embroidered silk pajamas in decadent chinoiserie prints were accompanied with art deco fringed statement necklaces swaying down the runway. The high waisted paints with printed blouse tucked in were also a love.
Other notable pieces were the bold red and black stripe suit feeling rock and roll, while we also saw a nod to one of Sui’s references for the collection in the Serge Lutens photographs for Shiseido.
Though Sui’s collections are always dimensional, with their many layers and facets converged together, there is always a synergy that says Sui.
The mixing of Mongolian furs and long printed dresses and short dresses with tall boots, felt like the ties that bound this collection to the Sui’s free spirited, bohemian stylings that are her signature.
The smouldering beauty look was the perfect compliment, you can see more on that here.
check here for more on the full Anna Sui Fall 2014 collection.
Special thanks to Carly Tati studio contributor Mike Yuchen Liao
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