Anna Sui’s Spring 2013 collection is an amazing range of garments that mix prints, textures, and fabrics. The collection also mixes styles – romantic printed dresses with studded leather jackets and chokers. There are also elaborate accessories, mainly necklaces that certainly make a statement.
Printed summer dresses come in floral, animal and other prints featuring full skirts, lace appliques, and V-neck and high waist style. The dresses are paired with light shawls, denim shirts, leather jackets, and lightweight parkas.
The jackets and vests are detailed with studs, beads, pins, and patterns. The emphasis is on the shoulders and cuffs. Collars and pockets in outerwear is also decorated with colored stitches and appliques.
Light outerwear also features prints like plaid and florals. The lace shawls and jackets are great for iffy spring weather.
Shawls, crochet lace vests, and a clear clutch are also featured in the collection. As I mentioned before, the accessories are a big part of the collection. There are statement bracelets, chokers, and necklaces.
They are detailed with the cameos, jewels, and seashells and enhance the outfits they are worn with. When there are no necklaces the models wear ties and bows. The chokers are interesting as they are completed with cameos, chuky jewels, and plastic stars and flowers.
The necklaces are also quite elaborate and colorful. They include jewels and beads of different colors and various other details like bones.
The accessory collection also includes decorated eyewear in cat eye shape. The pointed corners of the sunglasses are decorated with flowers of different or same color as the frame. There are also cat ear-shaped embellished hats decorated with lace and beads and a headband with spikes and stars.
Footwear ranges from heeled boots to playful pumps decorated with heart shaped details to wedge sandals decorated with buckles and studs and also featured in leopard print. There are also pointed lacquered kitten heels with a strap detail at the toe.
Everything is great about the collection except the torn fishnets and lace half-leggings. The latter ones are especially not for my taste but all in all, the collection is a pleasure to look at, as it’s very elaborate, detailed and simply eye candy.