May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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BRIGHT 60s SWING
New York: Anna Sui’s love of the 60s shone bright this season with a wildly colorful outing of fun, retro ensembles that would be at home in an Austin Powers romp while still addressing several must-haves of today. The most on-trend of these pieces included colorblocked silk pajama pants, crochet minidresses, and intarsia knit cardigans, while bright zany furs were pure streetstyle scene essentials. Matched sets were also approached with a new sense of energy, resulting in checked trouser sets trimmed in harlequin stripe ruffles, and Sui resurrected the classic patterned velvet coat with tapestry-style motifs and an easy A-line fit.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: A-line / Empire / Swing / Dropped waist
Color: Fuchsia / Cinnamon / Gold / Cranberry / Marigold / Pumpkin / Black / White / Cobalt / Turquoise / Forest green / Cherry / Navy / Violet / Cream / Emerald / Lavender
Key Items: Crochet dresses / Colorblocked cardigans / Wild fur jackets / Silk pajama pants / Tunic minidresses / Patterned velvet outerwear / Suede skirt suits / Patterned matched sets / Capes
Materials: Velvet / Intarsia knits / Suede / Tweed / Fur / Silk / Jacquard / Brocade
Print + Pattern: Paisley / Retro geometric repeats / Colorblocking / Stripes / Checks / Stained glass motifs / Dots
Details + Trim: Contrast peter pan collars / Contrast piping / Contrast stitching / Toggle closures / Cargo pockets / Bows / Crochet loop fringe
Accessories + Footwear: Graphic knee socks / Medallion necklaces / Bright opaque tights / Crystal embellished menswear ties / Quilted chain strap handbags / Futuristic angular sunglasses / PVC over-the-knee boots / Skimmers / Colorful sunglasses / Satin mary-janes / Oversized berets / Jeweled collars / Velvet headbands
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