ANNA SUI FALL 2022 RTW COLLECTION
Anna Sui's Fall collection is her strongest marriage of retro ideas with newly popular silhouettes.
February 18, 2022
The Anna Sui Fall 2022 RTW collection is a decadent and delightful romp through Brit Pop, Art Deco, and New Wave, all topped off with cute animal bags inspired by a ’90s original James Coviello.
The twee and captivating British television concert show “Ready Steady Go!” was Sui’s starting point. Her fall 2022 collection is her strongest marriage of retro ideas with newly popular silhouettes. The “innocence and optimism” of that period was the true lightning Sui wanted to capture; that feeling of crushing into a theater, standing room only, and dancing with friends while the coolest new band played. She knows it well—that’s how she started off her fashion love in Detroit.
Frisky little purple tweed suits, lilac fluff-trimmed cropped cardigans, and delectable kitten heels by John Fluevog are cousins of McGowan’s ’60s originals, mashed up together to evoke the kaleidoscopic way young people today style themselves. Granny square knit suits are worn with faux fur boots by Pajar, leather coats are paired with leather ties and floral mesh, ’70s striped dresses are styled with creepers and low-slung nameplate belts like the ones you used to buy on Saint Mark’s Place in the early ’90s. There are his and hers green plaid blazers and shearlings, and one totally sequined zebra stripe halter and flare trouser set. The collection leaps era to era, place to place, idea to idea with a little wink.