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Anna Sui

Elizabeth Kutesko

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Veronique Leroy

Tory Turk

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Anna Sui, Spring/Summer 1993

Nadya Wang

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

Anna Sui’s spring/summer 1993 collection reflects her ease in cherry-picking ideas from disparate sources of inspiration to create collections that are recognizably hers. Chiefly inspired by Biba, Barbara Hulanicki’s London boutique, the collection was also in touch with the grunge aesthetic of the season, with a riot of bright colors in stripes, fabric flowers on skullcaps, and knit tops juxtaposed with militaristic khaki skirts and pants. Added to the mix were lace dresses and crocheted cardiga

Anna Sui, Fall/Winter 1993

Nadya Wang

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

For the fall/winter 1993 season, Sui blended together fashionable elements from late eighteenth-century France to Edwardian Britain. Despite the disparate elements involved, the looks that Sui created were still in keeping with a romantic, whimsical, and feminine aesthetic. Luxurious fabrics such as velvet and satin in dark fall colors contrasted with pastel shades, and the collection contained the most colors Sui had used up to that time. She went to great lengths to dye and sometimes re-dye the

Anna Sui, Spring/Summer 1995

Nadya Wang

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

Anna Sui drew significantly from the 1940s to put together her spring/summer 1995 collection. While the dresses and skirts were ladylike in their silhouettes, they were saved from being conservative by the rubberized chiffon Sui used. This translucent material made visible the bare breasts and light-colored boy shorts underneath, such as in a halter top and pleated skirt combination in matching prints that bared the midriff. Tropical daytime looks, which were emphasized with flower crowns and lei

East Asian Fashion Designers in Local and International Markets

Yuniya Kawamura

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Fashion is often equated with modern European high fashion, and since it is normally seen as a specifically Western development, its role in the creation of style by non-Western designers, especially by East Asian designers, used to be generally unrecognized and ignored. East Asians started to adopt a Western style of dress only recently. Western clothing and fashion appeared in Japan during the Meiji era (1868–1912), and it was a desired symbol of modernization encouraged by Emperor Meiji. Almos

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