Friday, October 14, 2016

#NYFW : ANNA SUI SS 2017 (MISS AMERICAN PIE)

"MISS AMERICAN PIE", is a rather eclectic collection that parades a variety of interpretations and inspirations, based on American pop culture, and Folk Art. 
From a parade of cowboys, sailors, cheerleaders, and classic Hollywood glamour, Sui's Collection is like a gum ball machine of ideas and inspirations.

THE BACKDROP

The  backdrop of her show is a beautiful antique doll house. The house is framed in lace and strawberry print. One can almost feel as if they are transported to their childhood, and playing with dolls and imagining various stages of of American History.


MYSTERY AND BENEVOLENCE: 
MASONIC AND ODD FELLOWS FOLK ART 
Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection
(American Folk Art Museum)

Contemporary American pop culture, contains a rather mysterious link to fraternal references. Secret societies, cryptic signs, gestures, and rituals, have been part of American history since the early eighteenth century.

Mystery and Benevolence, was an exhibition featured at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, and viewed by  Anna Sui. The experience inspired her to use cryptic signs throughout her SS 2017. 
Whether it be, stars, hearts, eyes, or hands, try spotting them throughout her collection.

ELIE NADELMAN COLLECTION
NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Having seen the Elie Nadelman's Sculptor Collection, at the New-York Historical Society, Anna Sui was inspired to include American iconography into her collection. 

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COVERLETS

Pennsylvania Dutch Country is well known for their exquisite handmade quilts since the mid 1800's and can be spotted in Anna Sui's Collection. 
Amish quilts are representative of the Amish way of life. Women spend their days socializing and relaxing around a gathered quilting bee, and the results are quite impressive.

PATRIOTIC RED, WHITE, BLUE

Anna Sui has several pieces representing the patriotic, red, white, and blue. 

JEAN HARLOW

Anna Sui's finale is inspired by Jean Harlow. It is a tribute to her boudoir of deco print satin peignoirs, kimonos, silky bed jackets and lingerie slips. 

xo,
Maya

2 comments:

  1. I really enjoy this kind of posts! I am able to see that an item of clothing is pink or there's a plethora of hats on the runway, but the details and the background of certain choices?! That's what I want to understand about fashion!! Thank you!

    Barbs

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    1. Barbs!

      Hello darling :) It is always so great to hear from you! I know exactly what you mean. I am also completely interested in dissecting the mind of the designer and what, why, and how they came to creating their collection. There's no need for me to describe what it looks like when every one with eyeballs can see it for themselves. lol.

      take care!

      xo,
      Maya

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