Ah, those irrepressible Sixities! Mini skirts, stove pipe pants, long hair for men and knee-high boots for dolly girls.
“Granny Takes a Trip,” said Anna Sui, referring to the Swinging London boutique of that name. She was surrounded by three leggy men in flower-power patterned jackets, channelling the Sixties’ Art Nouveau revival.
Anna Sui is viscerally attached to her familiar territory. But she does the dolly girl thing so well that her front-row fans never tire of watching a runway filled with colour and pattern.
The summer season was true to form: baby doll blouses, short-and-sweet skirts, socks with metallic leather platform sandals. And denim galore.
The Sixties wardrobe was revisited with digital print and fabrics with a shine. It also brought long skirts and floaty trousers in the entire colourful scenario of those happy, hippie days.
It was nostalgia without regrets — and with a riot of fun clothes.