The Anna Sui Spring 2020 campaign was captured by Jeannie Sui Wonders, who created film inspired images which showcased the whimsical designs. Model Sara Grace embodies patchwork prints, bold stripes and chambray denim.
For the Spring collection, the designer’s key reference was the mid-20th-century artist Lila de Nobili. A costume designer, set designer, and illustrator, de Nobili operated with a lively hand, rendering women like fanciful poufs of cotton candy. That unbearable lightness was what Sui wanted to capture with her chiffon dresses this season, layered over pants or under vests.
Victoriana was in the mix too, taking the form of pouf-sleeved mesh tops, bitsy tanks with beaded embellishment that evoked corset covers, and one adorable chambray set trimmed with tiny bows.
In addition to the lovely seafoam caftans and ethereal broderie anglaise minis, Sui whipped up coated chiffon windbreakers in delicate prints and tomboy-ish khakis and army jackets. Picnic blanket ginghams, rich neon-flecked tweeds, and checked knitwear fleshed out the full scope of the Sui world this season.