Inside the largest tent at Bryant Park, Anna Sui presented a spring 2010 collection she described as "inspired by the circus scenes in 'Doctor Dolittle'... very Sixties Victorian."
Accordingly Sui staged her show in front of a huge pink and black circus tent, and the first model walked out to sounds from the big top which morphed into The Who's "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhre" and "I Can't Explain".
The collection continued to follow the same three-ring-circus-meets-the-Sixties theme, as Sui showed tall marching band hats, embroidered capes and cropped jackets with rope epaulettes and then "wallpaper prints" in combinations of green, brown and orange along with purple linen chambray dresses and floral appliqué headscarfs.
As always, Sui puts on an entertaining show full of feel-good looks, and this season was no exception. It was obvious Sui instructed the models to smile and act like they were having fun when they hit the end of the runway—a direction some felt comfortable with (Sasha, Chanel), and others not so much.