INSPIRATION: The American Arts and Crafts movement
WHO WAS THERE: Peaches Geldof, Irina Pantaeva, Irina Lazareanu, top fashion editors and glam rockers
TOP LOOKS: Prints! Murano glass print and lurex dot chiffon dress worn with a mixed print shirt ; wine-colored jacquard knit cardigan, pomegranate print metallic silk jacquard blouse, and nouveau swirls print Lurex jacquard skirt; georgette and velvet dress with antique rose embroidery worn with a blush fox fur stole
ACCESSORIES: Knit hats (from James Coviello); fur stoles (from Adrienne Landau); textured tights (from Anna Sui's new leg wear line); snakeskin bags; amazing handcrafted necklaces and brooches incorporating actual tiles from Detroit's Pewabic Pottery, founded in 1903, created by Erickson Beamon for Anna Sui
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Anna Sui showed a knockout fall collection by combining a dizzying array of prints and fabrics--florals, fauna, stripes, swirls, and jacquard were all in use. A lesser talent might not have been able to pull it off, but Sui did--with flying colors. Speaking of which, the pretty, calming, palette featured cornflower blue, wine, cocoa, grapefruit, plum, and champagne hues. Ultra-feminine looks were perfectly paired with textured outerwear, like chunky cardigans, quilted jackets, and fur vests and boleros--we call that a crafty move on Sui's part.