Exhibition Dates: 26 May – 1 October 2017
Anna Sui is the classic American fashion designer. From Detroit to New York, her signature rock-n-roll romanticism reinvents pop culture for every new generation. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Sui has shaped not only the garments, textiles, accessories, beauty and interiors which comprise her design universe, but also the course of fashion history. The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.
Images: Anna Sui, 2011 © Anna Sui; The World of Anna Sui, book cover 2017.
Isetan Mitsukoshi for Anna Sui Spring Summer 2012 © Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello