June 05, 2013 New York
"I'm crazy about conversational prints. It's just in the air," said Anna Sui. And with that, she ushered in an era of cute. Sweetness has always been the norm for her frilly, lace-loving, boho girls, but this season's prints—of bubbles, hearts, birds, and so on—were giddier than usual. It could have gone saccharine, but Sui keeps her colors cool, undercut with grays and blacks, so prints like a new one of apples and strawberries, done in cream, black, and purple, didn't grate. (Each one also had its own custom lace, and many had matching intarsia knits. There's dedication to the theme.) "Resort is always great because you can have fun with it," Sui opined. In an age when a lot of people's idea of a good time is viewing online cat videos, the designer threw in a feline print, too. "All your cat needs satisfied here," she promised.
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