"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 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.
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.