Anna Sui + mus­cle cars = revved-up tees.

Anna Sui’s lat­est de­signs are in­spired by hot wheels.

Elle (Canada) - - News - For more on Mus­tangs and other stylish rides, visit au­togo.ca.

fifty years old and not a sin­gle wrin­kle—that’s some­thing to be jeal­ous about. The Ford Mus­tang’s seem­ingly peren­nial cool con­tin­ues to en­chant peo­ple, in­clud­ing no­table de­signer Anna Sui, who col­lab­o­rated with the all-Amer­i­can man­u­fac­turer to cel­e­brate the pranc­ing pony’s an­niver­sary. The re­sult is a freshly-bought-at-a-con­cert col­lec­tion of limited-edi­tion T-shirts, launch­ing this month.

ON THE MUS­TANG’S AP­PEAL “In my own work, I’m con­stantly re­fer­ring to nos­tal­gic, ro­man­tic and rock in­flu­ences—and of­ten in­clude a nod to my Mid­west­ern roots. I grew up in Detroit in the 1960s, which was truly its hey­day. Its dis­tinc­tive homegrown mu­sic scene was at its height, with im­por­tant bands pass­ing through all the time. The car in­dus­try was re­ally boom­ing—that’s the ex­act mo­ment when the orig­i­nal Mus­tang rolled off the pro­duc­tion line. It was a very ex­cit­ing time! I wanted to cel­e­brate Detroit when it was at its best.”

ON PLAY­ING LOUD “My goal was to con­trib­ute some­thing that was graphic, res­o­nant and rock ’n’ roll. It was a chal­lenge to cap­ture the hu­man touch— the hand-drawn aes­thetic of vin­tage posters—as it’s a style you don’t of­ten see any­more. There’s a cer­tain naïveté, a charm that has been lost.”

ON HER DE­SIGN PHI­LOS­O­PHY “There’s al­ways a very sweet, fem­i­nine [qual­ity]— a touch of nos­tal­gia. There’s also the as­pect of trendi­ness I try to create by adding a bit of rock ’n’ roll cool­ness. It’s al­ways that am­bi­gu­ity: the good-girl ver­sus bad-girl thing.” – MARC BOUCHARD, ED­I­TOR-IN- CHIEF OF AU­TOGO.CA

MUS­TANG PLAYLIST “Mus­tangSally,” Wil­son Pick­ett (1966); “Wild, Wild Mus­tang,” Dick Dale & His Del-Tones (1964); “My Ford Mus­tang,” Chuck Berry (1965); “My 5.0,” Power Sup­ply (1994); “Mus­tang Ford,” T-Rex (1968); “Rollin’ in My 5.0,” Vanilla Ice (1991); “S

A vin­tage-in­spired de­sign from theFord Mo­tor Com­pany’sMus­tang Un­leashed col­lec­tion ($43, gilt.com)

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