Born in Detroit to immigrant parents — her mother a painter, her father an engineer who graduated from The Sorbonne in Paris — Anna Sui's first runway show was in 1991. Some seventeen years later, she's still known for mixing girly and quirky and her love of flea markets is reflected in her upbeat, funky designs. For Spring 2009, Sui drew inspiration from handmade "ethnic" clothing — at various times, items from the collection seemed like they could be Polish, Chinese, Indian, African, Mexican or Spanish. A traveling gypsy show for modern women on the go? You be the judge: Click the photo at left for a gallery; then click any picture to start the show.(Click on any image to begin gallery)
You can just tell that the models are having fun...makes the clothes look like even more fun. That's marketing!
Oh, and most appear to be wearable, not at work like the Oscar ones I adore, but just about anywhere else.