Fashion house Anna Sui presented their Spring Summer 2021 Heartland collection, that explores what home means to the designer – comfort, security, and the smells of delectable meals. The Heartland collection was inspired by the work of painters Charles E. Burchfield, and Berthe Morisot, as well as with Czechoslovakian movie “Daisies“. The collection is made of sustainable, comfortable, and versatile pieces.
Models Jordan Daniels, Sara Grace Wallerstedt, Sasha Knysh, and Soo Joo Park star in the video directed by Jeannie Sui Wonders. In charge of photography was Jackie Kursel, with production from Isabelle Sui. Beauty is work of hair stylist Garren, and makeup artist Pat McGrath. Cinematography by Andrea Gavazzi.
“I love the murals of Seattle artist and activist Stevie Shao––she painted some of the now famous storefronts on Ballard Street that inspired me––and she agreed to make some original graphics for us! This collection is all about that homey DIY feel, with a little bit of polish thrown in. It brought me back to my childhood, when I would make paper dolls for hours on end. I could not resist including these, to inspire play and creativity with the looks of the season. Our longtime partner, Sarah Oliphant, created a backdrop for our video that sums the season up perfectly. Thinking about the most idealized version of home, she painted a dollhouse in the colors of the season. To complete the mood, I discovered the artist Karen Long Freidt on Instagram, who makes the most incredible pies you have ever seen! She is baking one just for us, with a crust that brings me back to Burchfield, with stylized daffodils and daisies, budding hope for a better future.” – Anna Sui