Just a few months ago, we predicted Western fashion was having a moment. Now, the Anna Sui x INC collection, which just dropped at Macy’s, has made all our Americana dreams come true.
The collaboration with INC (code for International Concepts, an in-house Macy’s label) is heavily inspired by Anna Sui’s imagination of the Americana icons that might shape an ideal America. “I was just dreaming of America and the America I wanted to see,” she said. The result is a mix of fringe-trimmed dresses, bell-sleeved tops, flower-embroidered jeans, and studded faux leather jackets.
It’s safe to say fashion served as an alternate universe for the legendary designer in her first capsule collection with the retail giant whose past collaborators include Karl Lagerfeld and Cynthia Rowley. Yet, as the designer noted, Macy’s was the first retailer to carry her line when she started more than 20 years ago. To her, it was a homecoming. “I kind of grew up with them,” she said.