Anna Sui Retrospective

 

Inside The World Of Anna Sui

We highly recommend the retrospective of fashion designer Anna Sui work on exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design (until February 23, 2020) in New York City. The show, which opened during New York Fashion Week features seventy-five looks from the designer’s archive. On display are pieces from the designer’s groundbreaking inaugural fashion show in 1991 to her Spring 2019 collection and the exhibition display illuminates Sui’s creative process and influences that contribute to her signature aesthetic sensibility. “Born and bred in Detroit, Anna Sui is a fascinating American design success story,” said Chris Scoates, MAD’s Nanette L. Laitman Director. “Season after season, Sui translates popular culture and artisanal making into collections that pulse with excitement, reflect and expand on the creative spirit of the times, and move the needle for what fashion can and should be for a diverse, global market. We are extremely excited to welcome our visitors for an unforgettable immersive experience of Anna’s design universe.” Sui is one of New York City’s most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary original clothing inspired by in-depth research into vintage styles, cultural arcana, art history, graphic design, European and Asian decorative arts, film, and more. Sui joined New York’s creative cultural underground at a rich time in the 1970s, forging important, lasting relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music, and design. Additionally, she is one of the original voices of the Save the Garment Center movement. Arranged thematically, The World of Anna Sui is driven by Sui’s thirteen design archetypes— Rock Star, Schoolgirl, Punk, Nomad, and Surfer, to name a few—that are infused with seemingly incongruent influences, including French interior designer and antique dealer Madeleine Castaing, the London boutique Biba, pirates, pre-Raphaelite maidens, Yves Saint Laurent, and Minnie Mouse.

 

 
 

 

Museum of Arts and Design Retrospective

The garments, sketches, mood boards, videos of runway presentations, and cultural ephemera on view trace Sui’s eclectic career and illuminate her creative process. “Since 1991, Anna has been a major influence in fashion, bringing the boutique look to a wider audience, and expanding it to accessories, perfumes, and cosmetics,” said Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator at MAD. “A prolific storyteller, Anna weaves together popular and little known visual references every season creating singular looks that are unmistakably Anna. Throughout the exhibition, you see evidence of her vast knowledge of music, movies, interior design, books, periods, graphic design, art movements, fashion, and photography.” The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). 

 

Ken Panton Catches up with designer Anna Sui at the opening her retrospective and MAD.

 
 

 
 

Giambattista Valli x H&M

Valli Girls and Valli Boys

Balmain SS 2020

Stripes and Sorbet

Anna Sui At MAD

Sui's World

Calvin Luo SS 2020

Paris When It Sizzles

Alice+Olivia and VW

Chanel FW 2019

Winter Wonderland

Fendi Mens FW 2019

Essence Of Largerfeld

Louis Vuitton Mens FW 2019

Adding Volume

Gucci FW 2019

Alessandro Michele Unmasked

Arthur Avellano fw 19

Latex Rises

Thomas Burberry Monogram

By Riccardo Tisci

Optimist Rhythm from Prada

Prada at Silo Hall of Minsheng Wharf in Shanghai.

Marcel Everette

Man and Machine - Precise Construction

Shoulder Power at Balencaiga

Balencaiga The New Parisian Street Style

Off White F/W19

Racing Forward

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2019

Best of Summer 2019

Balmain SS 2019 - MJ, Serge and Olivier!

PHILIPP PLEIN & BILLIONAIRE Fall Winter 2019

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2019

ChanelSS19

Time In The Sun

Versace SS 19

Express Yourself

DNA Evolution from Dolce & Gabanna for Spring Summer 2019

Dolce & Gabbana Give Us What We Want

PRADA MENSWEAR SS 2019

HYPERCOLOR

MCM DEBUTS SS19 LUFT COLLECTION at PITTI UOMO

MCM Spring/Summer 2019 Luft Collection 

Look Back At The Summer Of 2019

Parke & Ronen SS19

Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2019

Wang Gang

DVF Spring Summer 2019

Pioneer Spirit

MOSCHINO [TV] H&M

H&M collaboration F/W18

Mission Workshop

The Future of Menswear

Kristina Fidelskaya S/S 2019

Brandon Maxwell SS 2019

Bringing Texas Large To NYC

Dsquared2 Mens Spring Summer 2019

Military Alignment

French Deal

Jace Lipstein For Grungy Gentleman

A Fresh Take On Urban Style

Ami Fall Winter 2018

French style menswear for garçons et filles.

Balmain FW2018

The Future is Now At Balmain

IH NOM UH NIT

Midnight Special

Fendi Boldly Goes

Fendi Men FW 2018

Philipp Plein Resort 2019 collection

Welcome To The Holidays from Philipp Plein

Burntlime Fall/Winter 2018

Canadian Outerwear

From London, Graduate Fashion Week

Fashion Forward

H&M At The 2018 Met Gala

Dior FW2018

Reflecting on 1968

BILLY LOS ANGELES

SS18 ESTABLISHMENT

Parke & Ronen Celebrating 20

Parke & Ronen Mark A Milestone

XIAN FW18 COLLECTION 'VEIN'

Wang's Warriors

Kristina Fidelskaya

Nonchalance Chic Fall Winter 2018

Lamborghini Lounge NYC

Grungy Gentleman F/W 2018 Street Wear

Taking It To The Streets

Balenciaga SS2018

With A Wink, Not A Smile

Icosae For Spring/Summer 2018

Billionaire Men's Spring Summer 2018

Billionaire SS 2018

Geometry At Fendi

Italian Futurism Meets Carefree Caribbean Style

Givenchy Men

Monochromatic Spring

Tim Walker's Adventures For Pirelli

Take Me Back To Wonderland

ERDEM at H&M

Erdem's Garden At H&M

Philipp Plein SS2018 Mens Collection

ROCK STEADY

Gucci FW 2017

Modern Alchemy

Balmain FW 2017

The Jacket Makes The Man

Brave GentleMan

by Joshua Katcher