Author(s): Tim Blanks
Anna Sui is one of New York's most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary original clothing inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage styles and cultural arcana. She is especially famous for her textile prints. Sui joined New York's intensely creative cultural underground in the 1970s, forging important relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music, and design.
The World of Anna Sui looks at Sui's eclectic career as a designer and artist, both through her clothing and studio. Through interviews with fashion journalist Tim Blanks, the book explores Sui's lifelong engagement with fashion archetypes--the rocker, the schoolgirl, the punk, the goth, the bohemian--and reveals their inspiration and influence. Complete with detailed photographs of garments, sketches, moodboards, runway shots, and cultural ephemera, The World of Anna Sui is an inside look at this iconic New York designer with a worldwide cult following.
Tim Blanks is editor-at-large for The Business of Fashion. Previously he was the editor-at-large of Style.com and has been the site's principal show reporter since 2006. He has contributed to Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2011), High Heels: Fashion, Femininity & Seduction (2012), and New Fashion Photography (2013) and resides in London.