What’s good, America? GRAZIA USA asks fashion industry leaders and influential voices to share their secrets to a life well-lived: from the small delights of daily coffee orders, to thought-provoking literature, and more complex topics like sustainability and social activism. Welcome to #GOODQuestions.

Here, we chat with fashion designer Anna Sui about her eponymous label’s RTW Fall 2021 collection, unveiled during NYFW.

#GOODQuestions With Anna Sui

#GOODSource
How was the process of sourcing and designing different this season compared to past seasons?
I discovered some great artists on Instagram. I had them do special designs
Anna Sui logo by Golden Daze Illustration, @goldendaze_illustration
Painted and bleached jeans by Anna Castellano, @bunnyna96
Hand crochet ombre sweaters and star vest/hat by Birdiepurl, @birdiepurl
Peacock and snake designs by Monika Forsberg, @monika_forsberg
Recycled Acetate Sunglasses by Fellow Earthlings for Mondottica, @fellowearthlings

#GOODInspo
Who or what was the source of inspiration for the collection?
The movie Wonderwall (1968) with music by George Harrison of the Beatles.

#GOODLuck
Do you have any day of show rituals that bring you good luck?
I wear a ring that my mom gave me and one that my dad gave me.

#GOODPractice
What measures did your team take to work efficiently but stay safe while producing this collection? How has COVID-19 affected the way that your brand has approached fashion week and the presentation of new collections?
Staggered hours and different work shifts as the collection progressed.

#GOODCause
In what way do you hope your collection makes a positive impact?
I hope it transports everyone to a happy place and creating clothes people dream about!

#GOODExperience
Were there any experiences or lessons that you’ll take away from this unique season?
I’m excited by the black & white to color moment when creativity and life explodes with activities.

#GOODViews
What were you watching most while designing this season?
Lupin and Wonderwall (1968).

#GOODMusic
Current fave songs you listened to while working on this collection?
Bryan Ferry’s As Time Goes and Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush.

#GOODMorning
What’s your morning routine? What’s the first app you open each day?
Shopping – Matches, Mytheresa, Live Auctioneers.

#GOODVibes
Who in your life brings you good vibes and positive energy every day?
My mom.

#GOODQuotes
Quote to live by? 
Live Your Dream.

#GOODNews
Best news of the year for you so far?
Vaccines are available.

#GOODReads
What’s the last good book you read?
David Bailey’s autobiography, Look Again.

#GOODEats
What is your fave recipe to make?
Chicken soup.

thoughts?