Anna Quan’s brand MO is easy and reliable: elevated, hugely wearable wardrobe staples with intelligent seasonal updates. For her Resort 2022 selection at Afterpay Australian Trend 7 days, she delivered on that promise in droves, staging a runway show which wove by tables at the super stylish Potts Issue haunt Franca Brasserie.
Traditional cotton working day attire (ideal for afternoons expended rosè-sipping with the seem of the ocean crashing beside you) have been reworked in a refreshing shade of limoncello. Ribbed cardigans fell long, previous the knee, and were being worn with matching beige-toned trousers. Linen safari suiting—a nod to 70s-period Yves Saint Laurent—was rendered super-contemporary with a shrunken mini skirt and tucked-in jacket. In shorter? It is the precise wardrobe you will be packing at the time global journey restrictions ease future yr.
“The final year has been challenging for us all, but it’s confirmed that the human spirit is impressive. Limits generate boundaries, but hope usually appears to ignite new ideas and aspirations,” Anna Huang, the brand’s founder, tells GRAZIA. “I required to embrace this thought of ‘revenge’ dressing—an prospect to put on all the dresses you couldn’t wear during 2020. It is rebellious and celebratory at the exact time.”
Huang burst onto the industry’s radar in 2015 with the launch of her signature white shirts, which featured exaggerated cuffs and optional monogramming. Shirting has remained an Anna Quan mainstay in the intervening years—flirty mini shirt dresses, outsized menswear-adjacent shirting, and crisp white button-downs all appeared at the Vacation resort assortment. The exaggerated cuff even created a comeback–“our faithful consumers have been requesting it for a while!” quips Huang.
A stability concerning masculine sartorial codes and extra female silhouettes was on exhibit all through, with Huang leaning even more into the ‘sexier’ components of the Anna Quan woman. “One of the hero silhouettes this year was encouraged by tying a scarf throughout a man’s oversized shirt to make a fitted dress,” she says. “I’ve also introduced additional system contouring, and a standout bustier detail condition that pays homage to the ‘revenge’ dressing topic.” Rose gold fastenings and backless information supplied further touches of nonchalant glamour.
As well as, there’s an extra feel-very good aspect. The Anna Quan Vacation resort ’22 assortment is created with ethically-sourced cottons, like GRS Qualified recycled polyester wool and cotton and linen blends, as nicely as Better Cotton Initiative-sourced cottons. “They’re sourced from choose farmers that grow cotton in a way that lessens stress on the environment, and increases the livelihoods and welfare of farming communities,” says Huang.