Anna Sui's retro-luxe show

Anna Sui's retro-luxe show wows at New York Fashion Week with riot of colour, red lips and vintage styling
By Deborah Arthurs

Last night in New York Anna Sui showed a sweetly retro collection that referenced style through the decades, with models Lindsay Wixson, Karen Elson and Jessica Stam walking - complete with bold red lips - and Sofia Coppola and Corinne Bailey Rae watching from the front row.

Prints charming: Anna Sui didn't disappoint with elegant shapes and vivid silks, featuring bow and floral motifs
All about the lips: Pat McGrath's make-up backstage focused on getting the perfect tone
Jaunty: Turbans and fifties-style skirts featured retro prints, while perky hotpants and sailor's hats were teamed with printed shirts and platforms or two-tone brogues
Playful: All-in-ones with vintage sunglasses, ditzy floral maxis and turbans were given edge with heavyweight jewellery and beaded necklines
Seventies: Wide-brimmed hats topped off hippy-luxe looks, while models' lips - including Lindsay Wixson's trademark pout, left, were given a deep red gloss
Dark arts: It may be the Spring/Summer collections but at Anna Suit there was still room for plenty of luxe black
Front row: Left, Lisa Marie Presley (left) and Michael Lockwood (right) at Anna Sui
Sarah Sophie Flicker (left), and singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae (right) at the show
Friends in high places: Sofia Coppola sits with Michael Lockwood and Lisa Marie Presley as they wait for the show to begin