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Here, we chat with fashion designer Anna Sui about her eponymous label’s RTW Fall 2021 collection, unveiled during NYFW.
#GOODQuestions With Anna Sui
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
Who or what was the source of inspiration for the collection?
The movie Wonderwall (1968) with music by George Harrison of the Beatles.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What were you watching most while designing this season?
Lupin and Wonderwall (1968).
Current fave songs you listened to while working on this collection?
Bryan Ferry’s As Time Goes and Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush.
What’s your morning routine? What’s the first app you open each day?
Shopping – Matches, Mytheresa, Live Auctioneers.
Who in your life brings you good vibes and positive energy every day?
Quote to live by?
Live Your Dream.
Best news of the year for you so far?
Vaccines are available.
What’s the last good book you read?
David Bailey’s autobiography, Look Again.
What is your fave recipe to make?