Women's Rose Velvet Burn Out Maxi Dress
Anna Sui has spent the last few months visiting a number of museum exhibits, collecting bits of inspiration from each to incorporate into the label's Spring '18 collection. This 'Scattered Flowers' dress is cut from lightweight silk-chiffon that has a vintage floral print and fluttering ruffles along the lace-up neckline. The thigh-grazing splits will add dramatic movement to its midi skirt.
Anna Sui often looks back in time for inspiration, but her pieces still feel so fresh and modern. This '70s-style dress is decorated with a whimsical star and crescent moon print, and trimmed with delicate crochet edging and a velvet ribbon that defines your waist. The deep teal hue works perfectly with metallic pumps.
Anna Sui's Resort '18 collection is inspired by Sarah Moon, Deborah Turbeville and Guy Bourdin's photographs from the '70s - I love the mood of romantic nostalgia and dreamy melancholy seen in their work, explains the designer. This mini dress is cut from fluid silk crepe de chine printed with cabbage roses juxtaposed over paisleys and a tiled pattern. Balance the retro feel of the lace-up front and fluted sleeves with a simple pair of slides.
For Resort '18, Anna Sui channels the romantic nostalgia and muted color palettes of her three favorite photographers from the '70s: Sarah Moon, Deborah Turbeville and Guy Bourdin. This midi dress is made from fil coupé silk-blend that's patterned with roses, violets and bows. Ruffles beautifully frame the neckline, hem and open back.
We first spotted this 'Incense and Joy' dress on Anna Sui's Spring '18 runway in a sea of bohemian prints that wouldn't be out of place in the '70s. Calling out the Brontë sisters and the Summer of Love as her biggest inspirations, this silk-chiffon midi dress is printed with two different floral patterns and has pretty scalloped lace trims. Make sure you stream the show online to see how the tiered overlay swishes as you walk.
For Spring '18, Anna Sui is inspired by several exhibitions she visited last year based on the '60s and '70s. Cut from a lightweight silk-blend, this dress has lace-up detailing at the front and is woven with gold fil coupé stars that shimmer in low light. Wear yours with platform sandals.
Anna Sui's Resort '18 collection draws inspiration from the works of '70s photographers Sarah Moon, Deborah Turbeville and Guy Bourdin - a few of the designer's favorites. Made from weightless fil coupé silk-blend, this 'Decoupage' dress is printed with painterly blooms and has Victorian lace trims. Wear yours with velvet accessories for a play on textures.
Anna Sui puts so much thought into choosing the most beautiful fabrics. This 'Cosmos' dress is cut from lustrous fil coupé sateen that's contrasted with crinkled silk-chiffon overlays. The celestial motif is picked out in teal, aqua and pale-gold. Highlight the elegant asymmetric hem with bare legs and platform sandals.
Gigi Hadid closed Anna Sui's Spring '18 runway wearing a sequined maxi dress - this mini version from the same collection will command just as much attention when worn. Made from black tulle and lined in chiffon, this standout piece has ornate tonal embroidery and a floral design that's outlined in shimmering monochrome sequins. Try yours with strappy sandals and minimal jewelry.
Anna Sui's Spring '18 collection is inspired by the past - everything from the Brontë sisters' dark literature to the free spirit of the '60s. One of our favorite looks from the lineup, this 'Floral Diamond and Medallion' dress is made from crocheted lace and has contrasting cream details that accentuate the scoop neckline and fluted sleeves. We love how the detachable slip adds coverage without taking away from the pretty floral designs.