Best of NYFW Spring/Summer 2021, Day 3

Plus, a Love Letter to Anna Sui

I remember being an assistant buyer for the Saks Fifth Ave. corporate office, years ago, working in the garment district of New York. Every day I would walk past the Macy’s Herald Square windows, on W.34th Street. One day I was stopped right in my tracks. Frozen by a jolt of fabulous fashion. I couldn’t tear myself away from a window featuring an Anna Sui mini skirt. The pattern was black with gold coins and chains. I was just an assistant and $76.00 in those days was a lot of money for a little skirt, but I had no options, I had to have it. And I still do. Anna, keep doing what you’re doing. We love you.

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Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2021 digital presentation

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Anna Sui, Spring/Summer 2021. Patchwork, embroidery, quilting and a lovely homespun beauty. Credit: Vogue

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Cascade hem dress as sweet as Granny’s apple pie. Anna Sui.

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Prairie dressing for urban girls in the know. Ruffles, mini prints and a new definition of pretty.

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Enchanting scalloped lace hem dress with delicate embroidery. Anna Sui’s “Heartland Collection.” S/S 2021

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Thank you Anna

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Badgley Mischka. Everlasting glamour. Credit: Vogue

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Delicious, sparkling, candy cane suiting. Badgley Mischka.

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All that glitters is definitely gold. Badgley Mischka by Mark Badgley and James Mischka

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Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte create romantic, quirky apparel that borders on edgy. Credit: Vogue

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Wide legged trousers, feminine pink ruffle blouse and pink lace gloves. Perfect. Rodarte.

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Rodarte. A little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll.

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Libertine. Funky, fun, offbeat and totally original. Credit: Vogue

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Bugle bead motifs embroidered onto a 3 piece suit. Libertine.

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Johnson Hartig, designer of the Libertine brand created an exclusive toile print from 18th-century textiles he found along his travels, then made it his own. Hartig makes mixing it up an art form.

 

Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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