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Anna Sui's runways shows are always highly energetic, colorful, crowd pleasers that delight the audience, and this season was no exception. For fall, she tread on familiar territory, revisiting the 60's and channeling Louise Nevelson as her muse. Anna, a well known vintage enthusiast and collector, can be found almost every weekend at the 26th street flea market where she searches out great pieces AND inspiration. The result this time was a signature romp- part boho, part homage to Coco (but done in a very youthful, irreverent, almost campy way, naturally). By mixing traditional menswear fabrics like tweed, woven plaid, windowpane checks, and herringbone, with spotted pony skin, infusing them with lame, trimming them with loopy yarn, or adding silk jacquard bow blouses, she kept things from looking too classic or low keyed. Exuberant fur hats from Adrienne Landau, knitwear from James Coviello, chunky gold chain charm necklaces, earrings, and cocktail rings, contributed to the dizzying mix. And if you think brooches are over- well, think again. Anna managed to use interesting pins on hats, affixed to sweaters, and elsewhere, as part of the equation, proving that nothing is ever 'over'- it's just a matter of how it's done.

I admitted that directly following Narciso Rodriguez's pared down 'less is more' show - the polar opposite of Anna's- I had the urge to take off all my jewelry. Well, right after Anna's show, I quickly changed my mind! Standouts included her lame tweed suits and coats, such as the chocolate lame tweed coat trimmed with pony; a chocolate mohair boucle tweed jacket with mink trim over a jacquard ruffle blouse and narrow chocolate velvet jeans; the chunky woven plaid tweeds; the sweet baby doll empire waist dresses that Anna has become famous for; a knitted red fox jacket worn over silk charmeuse bow blouse and watercolor plaid on gold jacquard pant; a bejeweled copper metallic twill dress; and the black multi metallic plaid taffeta jacket with beaded embroidered trim  worn with an iris metallic tweed beaded and embroidered trim shell and black multi metallic plaid taffeta pants. Sound dizzying? It was.

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