Anna Sui at her New York City office
August 4, 1964 |
|Residence||New York City|
|Education||Parsons The New School for Design|
|Awards||CDFA Perry Ellis Award
Time Magazine - Top 5 Fashion Icons of the Decade
CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Bravo A-List Award
Classic Icon of Fashion and Design
Dolly Girl by Anna Sui
Anna Sui Mini
Anna Sui (Traditional Chinese: 蕭志美, Simplified: 萧志美, pinyin: Xiāo Zhìměi, Japanese: アナスイ) (born August 4, 1964) is an American fashion designer. She was named one of the "Top 5 Fashion Icons of the Decade"  and in 2009 earned the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), joining the ranks of Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Diane von Furstenberg. Her brand categories include several fashion lines, footwear, cosmetics, fragrance, eyewear, jewelry, accessories, and a gifts line. Anna Sui products are sold through her free-standing stores and distributors around the world in over 50 countries. In 2006, Fortune estimated the collective value of Sui's fashion empire at over $400 million.
- 1 Early life and family origins
- 2 Early career
- 3 Anna Sui line
- 4 Global expansion
- 5 Specialized collections
- 6 Reception
- 7 Charity and community involvement
- 8 Works
- 9 In popular culture
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 Bibliography
- 13 References
Early life and family origins
Sui was born on August 4, 1964, in Detroit, Michigan, to French-educated Chinese emigrants, Paul Sui (Chinese: 蕭惠光, pinyin: Xiāo Huì Guāng) and Grace Sui Fang (方光琪, Fāng Guāng Qí) who met while studying at the Sorbonne in Paris where Sui's father was studying engineering and her mother, painting. Her paternal grandparents were Xiao Yu Lan (蕭毓蘭, Xiāo Yùlán), a Tahitian-Chinese businessman, and his wife Qiu Daitai (丘帶娣). Her maternal grandparents were Fang Chih (方治, Fāng Zhì), a Chinese diplomat and his wife Fang Ih-chi.
Sui is a matrilineal descendant of the Fang family of Tongcheng, Anhui, a Ming and Qing dynasty noble family notable for its many scholars and philosophers. She is an 18th generation descendant of Fang Bao, an influential Chinese poet who founded the Tongcheng School of literary prose popular throughout the Qing Empire. Notable ancestors also include Fang Gongcheng, tutor of the imperial palace, and Fang Guancheng, Viceroy of Zhili seated at Tianjin from 1749 to 1768 amongst other Qing era scholars.
By the time she was four years old, Sui knew she wanted to be a fashion designer. As a teen, she read an article in Life Magazine about the achievements of Mia Fonssagrives-Solow who graduated from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and then moved to Paris, where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton opened a boutique with the girl. Sui credits reading this article as a pivotal moment in her youth, which gave her clear direction on her goals for her future. Sui moved to New York and attended Parsons.
After finishing her second year at Parsons, Sui was hired by juniors clothing label Charlie's Girls, the first of several jobs where she learned by designing for sportswear labels and doing styling on the photography shoots of friend and former Parson's classmate Steven Meisel. During this time, she began designing and making clothes out of her apartment. Sui stated that she was inspired to branch out on her own by a desire to dress rock stars. While working for the sportswear company Glenora, she brought her collection of five pieces to a New York trade show, and caught the attention of a couple of New York department stores. A few weeks later, those clothes were featured in a New York Times advertisement. The manager at Glenora, where Sui was still on the payroll, was furious when he saw the advertisement in The Times and fired her on the spot. Left without a job, Sui took her $300 in savings and started a business out of a little corner in her apartment's living room. For several years, Sui ran the company out of her apartment, doing odd-jobs for spare income and reinvesting every penny of earnings into her business.
The 1980s was the height of "power-dressing", with companies such as Chanel, Lacroix and Versace setting the standard. Sui struggled to stand up next to the big-name fashion houses. Sui, was one of the few designers of the period who distanced herself from the traditional fashion houses and explored the grunge fashion scene together with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Daryl K and Todd Oldham. By the late 1980s, Sui had gained a global cult like following, getting the attention of Japanese fashion powerhouses such as Onward Kashiyama. Sui would go on to majorly expand Japanese operations in the mid 90's.
In 1991, Meisel and Sui's supermodel friends, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista got together and encouraged her to try a runway show. Sui rented a small space in the Meatpacking District and paid the models by giving them the clothes. The successful show was the biggest breakthrough of Sui's career, with the New York Times commenting in reference to Sui's celebrity runway models: "That those beauties [Campbell and Evangelista] were then at the height of their fame helped stoke the reception Sui got from buyers and the news media."
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Sui's first runway show took place in 1991. From her first show, Sui was known for her light-hearted, whimsical, homemade and entertaining approach to showcasing her collections. The atmosphere often had a distinct party vibe and the antics of guests and participants were described as a distinct cultural scene of the period.
The designer opened her first retail location in 1992 at 113 Greene Street in New York City's Soho District. The flagship store was known for its red floors, antique black furniture, signature dolly head mannequins and its purple walls which Sui painted herself.
Anna Sui Shoes, manufactured in Venice, Italy, premiered on the runway for the fall collection in 1994. Later, Sui began production of a diffusion fashion line called "Sui by Anna Sui" and a jeans line with Italian fashion house, Gilmar S.p.A.. The same year, Sui and Marc Jacobs also began consulting for Gilmar's Cento x Cento and Iceberg brand lines respectively.
Starting in 1995, Sui's designs were showcased regularly in Vogue Patterns. Her debut with the style magazine featured dresses from her Spring/Summer 1995 collection inspired by period pulp comics and the puffed sleeve, square shouldered, floral dress fashion popular during the war rationing years of 1940's era fashion. Vogue would later announce this 1940's floral style as the season's trend.
The first freestanding Anna Sui boutiques opened in 1997 in Tokyo and Osaka through a distribution and sales license with Isetan. Sui also partnered with Italian shoemaker Ballin to create a shoe line.
In 2003, the designer launched her Dolly Girl fragrance together with several limited edition sets in the Dolly Girl series. The same year, Wella AG was acquired by Procter & Gamble who continued the partnership.
Sui partnered with Gonzo K.K. Studios to design costumes for the characters in their 2004 television series Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, a series loosely based on The Count of Monte Cristo by French author Alexandre Dumas.
In 2005, Sui was contracted by Samsung Electronics Co. in partnership with Vogue to design a cellular telephone. The limited edition handset which was available through T-Mobile sold out in the first month with products occasionally coming for sale on eBay. Sui also partnered with Anthropologie to launch a fashion collection called Anna Sui for Anthropologie.
In 2006, Anna Sui launched a limited edition Anna Sui Boho Barbie doll in partnership with Mattel. She later launched a limited edition collection with Victoria's Secret called Anna Sui for Victoria's Secret.
For the Hello Kitty 30th Anniversary in 2007, Sui partnered with the Japanese company to create a limited edition collection in tribute to the milestone. The stuffed animals from this collection sell for over $100.00 USD on eBay.
In 2008, Sui launched the Dolly Girl clothing collection in Japan to follow up on her previous fragrance lines. Later in 2008, Sui partnered with Nissan to design a customized car, the Nissan 350z Anna Sui Limited Edition which was featured at various roadshows.
In 2009, Sui partnered with Target to produce a Gossip Girl inspired line combining Upper East Side style with a "downtown" edge called Anna Sui for Target. The limited edition collection was available for several weeks in September. A children's line known as "Anna Sui Mini" debuted in early 2009 in Japan and her Rock Me! fragrance launched later in the year. She further entered into a distribution agreement with Mondottica Limited for eyewear distribution under the Anna Sui Eyewear brand and launched a collaboration collection with Bliss called Anna Sui for FitFlop.
Later in 2009, Sui was presented with the Classic Icon of Fashion Design award at the China Fashion Awards in Beijing and with the CFDA's Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in her native New York City.
In 2011, she partnered with Hush Puppies to create a limited edition shoe collection which debuted in the Fall 2011 fashion show. She went on to also partner with Tumi to create a line of suitcases and travel items. Later in the year, Sui collaborated with Google to create a themed Google Chrome web browser extension. She also entered into a fragrance license with InterParfums for fragrance and perfume distribution.
In 2012, Sui collaborated with Coach and created a handbag line called Anna Sui for Coach. The designer also worked on a collaboration between Mondottica and Fellow Earthlings to produce sunglasses for the designer's fashion shows.
From May to November 2013, clothing from Sui's 1999 and 2000 collections were featured at the The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology as a part of their RetroSpective: Fashion & Textile History Gallery exhibition. In November Sui and Albion partnered with Asos to launch a Fall/Winter 2013 Anna Sui Cosmetics line in Europe. The series featured a collaboration with Disney.
On February 2, 2014, Lee Min-ho announced the Anna Sui for Fila collection on behalf of Anta Sports Products and Fila China which launched in 2015. In April, Sui returned to her native Detroit to partner with the Ford Motor Company in creating the Mustang Unleashed Collection celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Later in April, Sui and Hong Kong based I.T. Apparels Ltd partnered with Lab Made, a Hong Kong ice cream vendor famous for pioneering the obscure market of liquid nitrogen ice cream to create an Anna Sui × Lab Made pop-up store which was featured at the company's Tsimshatsui branch throughout April 2014. The collaboration also featured Sui's own flavor of purple ice cream and the opening was announced by Hong Kong celebrity Alfred Hui, a contract artist for Hong Kong's Television Broadcasts Limited. In July, Sui launched a lingerie line in Korea with Alvin Korea Co. Ltd. which was launched with a full scale lingerie fashion show at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Seoul. In October, Sui partnered with the CDFA to launch a collaboration with Best Buy called Anna Sui × Best Buy as a part of their designer's series.
In March 2015, Sui and Isetan partnered with Sailor Moon to launch the Sailor Moon × Anna Sui collection which was featured at the Isetan store in Shinjuku. Sui also partnered with French dessert maker Ladurée to create a collaboration called Anna Sui × Ladurée as a part of the Les Merveilleuses Ladurée collection. In April 2015, Sui partnered with O'Neill to launch the collaborative collection titled Anna Sui for O'Neill, a collection inspired by the California beach scene. Later, in June 2015, Sui relocated her Soho flagship store to Broome Street from its previous 23 year long location on Greene Street. In August, Sui partnered with American boot-maker The Frye Company to launch a limited edition collection titled Anna Sui × Frye, which expanded a previous collaboration between the two houses to develop boots for Sui's Fall/Winter 2015 fashion show. The collection was inspired by Nordic culture and History Channel's show Vikings. For Singapore's Golden Jubilee, Sui partnered with Uniform and Shentonista to create a commemorative SG50 tote featured in a blog series by Shentonista. Later in November 2015, the Starbucks × Anna Sui collection was announced, a holiday collaboration between the coffeehouse chain and the fashion designer.
In January 2016, Starbucks continued its collaboration line with Sui via online sales. In February, Sui partnered with Opening Ceremony to collaborate on the label's "Year of China" Spring Summer 2016 collection which also featured brands like Renli Su, Ms Min and Vivienne Tam amongst others. Later in March, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings and its subsidiary Mammina announced the launch of new brand partnership with Anna Sui Corp called The Souvenir Shop Anna Sui which covers travel retail items and fashion accessories. The announcement came simultaneously with the launch of another Isetan partnership with Japanese designer Keita Maruyama. Stores launched in downtown areas and at airports marking the first time Anna Sui fashion products were available as duty free goods. In June 2016, a historical retrospective of Sui's designs was on display at the Beijing SKP department store. The collection featured iconic Anna Sui design items and outfits dating from Sui's first show in 1991 through the present day.
For her innovative work, Sui has been called a designer who "never panders" by The New York Times, and earned the distinction of being named to Time magazine's list of the decade's top five fashion icons. Sui's work has been extensively covered both by the journalist industry as a whole and by the fashion press in particular. Her seasonal shows are regularly covered by Vogue, Style.com, Women's Wear Daily and many other news and editorial platforms. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week called Sui's career "a classic American success story", quoting Sui's determined attitude: "You have to focus on your dreams, even if they go beyond common sense. How could this young girl from the suburbs of Detroit become a success in New York? It was always that dream". Reviews generally refer to the thoroughness of the designer's research and her tying together of various trends and topics both historical and current.
Charity and community involvement
In 1996, Sui partnered with General Motors Corporation as a part of the GM/CFDA Concept: Cure collaboration between General Motors and various fashion industry companies, raising awareness about and raising research funds for breast cancer. As a part of the program, Sui designed a GMC Yukon which was sold at silent auction to raise funds.
Sui designs and manufactures her signature collection in her New York City headquarters on Fashion Avenue. In addition to her work as a designer, Sui has ardently fought to keep the industry alive and has spearheaded a campaign to "Save the Garment Center", which was highlighted during Fashion Week in September 2008.
In 2010, Sui partnered with Isetan and Bearbrick in a charity event benefitting the World Wildlife Foundation and Malaysia's Forest Restoration and Orang-utan Monitoring Project, with proceeds from a limited edition collection going to the cause.
In 2012, Sui worked with musician and friend Jack White to design uniforms for employees at White's Third Man Records retail store which opened in Nashville in November 2012. A second location also opened in Detroit's Cass Corridor in November 2015 also featuring Sui's uniform dresses.
In September 2014, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the 1925 film The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. and the Tonner Doll Company organized the creation of a collection of commemorative dolls designed by several famous American designers including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Charlotte Ronson, Trina Turk and Sui. The collection of dolls was exhibited at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Bloomingdale's between September and October 2014 before being auctioned on eBay Giving Works with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity's There's No Place Like Home campaign.
Sui regularly gives lectures to students and around the United States to inspire future generations to pursue their dreams. In October 2015, Sui spoke to local students about her experiences at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor as a part of the University of Michigan's Penny Stamps Speaker Series hosted by the Stamps School of Art and Design. Sui emphasized the need to not be intimidated by the industry which is sometimes described as cutthroat, even recounting her experiences from when she had been fired from a position at a sportswear company early in her career. Following the lecture, some of Sui's designs went on display as part of the Detroit Historical Museum's Booth-Wilkinson Gallery exhibition Fashion D.Fined: The Past, Present and Future of Detroit Fashion.
Perfumes and cosmetics
Sui introduced her fragrance and cosmetic line in 1999, to date the designer has launched 26 individual products with most coming in a variety of sizes.
The following is a list of Sui's fragrance collections:
|1999||Anna Sui Classic||Wella AG|
|2000||Sui Dreams||Wella AG||Part of the Sui Dreams Collection|
|2002||Sui Love||Wella AG|
|2003||Dolly Girl||Wella AG/Procter & Gamble||Part of the Dolly Girl Collection|
|2004||Dolly Girl Ooh La Love||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Dolly Girl Collection|
|2005||Secret Wish||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Secret Wish Collection|
|2006||Dolly Girl On The Beach||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Dolly Girl Collection|
|2006||Secret Wish Magic Romance||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Secret Wish Collection|
|2007||Dolly Girl Bonjour L'Amour||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Dolly Girl Collection|
|2007||Flight Of Fancy||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Fancy Collection|
|2008||Dolly Girl Lil' Starlet||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Dolly Girl Collection|
|2008||Night of Fancy||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Fancy Collection|
|2009||Live Your Dream||Procter & Gamble|
|2009||Rock Me!||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Rock Me Collection|
|2010||Forbidden Affair||Procter & Gamble|
|2010||Rock Me! Summer of Love||Procter & Gamble||Part of the Rock Me Collection|
|2012||Anna Sui Fairy Dance Secret Wish||InterParfums|
|2013||La Vie de Bohème||InterParfums||Part of the Bohème Collection|
|2013||Tin House Fairy Dance||InterParfums||Part of the Tin House Collection|
|2013||Tin House Flight of Fancy||InterParfums||Part of the Tin House Collection|
|2013||Tin House Forbidden Affair||InterParfums||Part of the Tin House Collection|
|2013||Tin House Secret Wish||InterParfums||Part of the Tin House Collection|
|2014||La Nuit de Bohème||InterParfums||Part of the Bohème Collection|
|2014||La Nuit de Bohème Eau de Parfum||InterParfums||Part of the Bohème Collection|
|2014||Sui Dreams in Pink||InterParfums||Part of the Sui Dreams Collection|
|2015 (September)||Romantica||InterParfums||Part of the Romantica Collection|
|2015||Sui Dreams in Green||InterParfums||Part of the Sui Dreams Collection|
|2016||Sui Dreams in Yellow||InterParfums||Part of the Sui Dreams Collection|
|2016||Lucky Wish||InterParfums||Part of the Secret Wish Collection|
|2016||Romantica Exotica||InterParfums||Part of the Romantica Collection|
Sui has done 2 seasonal fashion shows every year since 1991 with the exception of the Spring/Summer 2002 show which she canceled in respect to the victims of the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers. In addition to the seasonal shows, Sui also has partnered with a variety of brands and companies such as Hush Puppies, Target Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Tumi, Isetan, Fila, O'Neill, Samsung, Mattel, Coach, T-Mobile, Victoria's Secret and Vogue to produce limited edition collections.
The following is an incomplete list of Sui's fashion shows and collections:
|Anna Sui 1991||1991||Press Week of New York||Unknown||Unknown|
|Anna Sui Winter 1991||1991||Press Week of New York||Unknown||Swinging Sixties London|
|Anna Sui Spring 1992||1991||Press Week of New York||Unknown||Barbie|
|Anna Sui Fall 1992||1992||Press Week of New York||Unknown||Swinging Sixties London|
|Anna Sui Spring 1993||1992||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||London Grunge|
|Anna Sui Fall 1993||1993||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Charles Baudelaire|
|Anna Sui Spring 1994||1993||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Grunge|
|Anna Sui Fall 1994||1994||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Chanel, Balenciaga, and McCardell|
|Anna Sui Spring 1995||1994||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||1970's Funk|
|Anna Sui Fall 1995||1995||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||1940s and 1960s|
|Anna Sui Spring 1996||1995||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Preppie|
|Anna Sui Fall 1996||1996||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||1920s British Vogue and 1970s Twig|
|Anna Sui Spring 1997||1996||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Hippie|
|Anna Sui Fall 1997||1997||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Leicester Square|
|Anna Sui Spring 1998||1997||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Surfer|
|Anna Sui Fall 1998||1998||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Fairytale|
|Anna Sui Spring 1999||1998||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Euro/English|
|Anna Sui Fall 1999||1999||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Technicolor, golden age cinema|
|Anna Sui Spring 2000||1999||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||India/Rococo Gypsy|
|Anna Sui Fall 2000||2000||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||hippie-chic|
|Anna Sui Spring 2001||2000||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Mudd Club/Grunge|
|Anna Sui Fall 2001||2001||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||The Factory (Warhol)|
|Anna Sui Spring 2002||2001||Show cancelled due to 9/11||N/A||N/A|
|Anna Sui Fall 2002||2002||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Fairy Tale|
|Anna Sui Spring 2003||2002||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Sport|
|Anna Sui Fall 2003||2003||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||London boutique Biba|
|Anna Sui Spring 2004||2003||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||teenage surfer girl|
|Anna Sui Fall 2004||2004||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||60s London|
|Anna Sui Spring 2005||2004||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Wild West|
|Anna Sui Fall 2005||2005||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Louise Nevelson/Junk Art|
|Anna Sui Spring 2006||2005||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Gazette du Bon Ton|
|Anna Sui Fall 2006||2006||New York Fashion Week||Bryant Park||60s chic|
|Anna Sui Spring 2007||2006||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||The New York Dolls/Marie Antoinette/Suleiman the Magnificent|
|Anna Sui Fall 2007||2007||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Pre-pop|
|Anna Sui Resort 2008||2007||Unknown||Unknown||Ossie Clark|
|Anna Sui Spring 2008||2007||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Busby Berkeley/Biba|
|Anna Sui Fall 2008||2008||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Pre-Raphaelite/Medievalism/Gustav Klimt/American Indians|
|Anna Sui Resort 2009||2008||Unknown||Unknown||Psychedelia|
|Anna Sui Spring 2009||2008||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Spanish toreador|
|Anna Sui Fall 2009||2009||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||1890s|
|Anna Sui Resort 2010||2009||Unknown||Unknown||Sundress|
|Anna Sui for Target||2009||Collection Launch||USA||Gossip Girl|
|Anna Sui Spring 2010||2009||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Spring Fling|
|Anna Sui Fall 2010||2010||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||American Arts and Crafts Movement|
|Anna Sui Resort 2011||2010||Unknown||Unknown||romantic and dreamy|
|Anna Sui Spring 2011||2010||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Pioneer/60s L.A.|
|Anna Sui Fall 2011||2011||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Ormsby-Gore sisters,Ballet Russes|
|Anna Sui Resort 2012||2011||Unknown||Unknown||David Hicks' Paris shop|
|Anna Sui Spring 2012||2011||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||Antonio Lopez/Club Sept/Paris 1970s|
|Anna Sui for Tumi 2012||2013||Collection Launch||Global||Luggage Sets|
|Anna Sui for Hush Puppies ||2012||Collection Launch||Global||Vintage and Rock|
|Anna Sui Fall 2012||2012||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||fantasy/textile design|
|Anna Sui Resort 2013||2012||Unknown||Unknown||Art Nouveau|
|Anna Sui for Coach||2012||Collection Launch||Global||Art Nouveau|
|Anna Sui Spring 2013||2012||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week||Bryant Park||London/New York Punk/Second French Empire|
|Anna Sui Fall 2013||2013||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Fall)||Lincoln Center||'60s nostalgia/French New Wave Cinema|
|Anna Sui Resort 2014||2013||Unknown||Unknown||Boho-chic|
|Anna Sui for Tumi 2013||2013||Collection Launch||Global||Luggage Sets|
|Anna Sui Spring 2014||2013||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Spring)||Lincoln Center||Pre-Raphaelite|
|Anna Sui Fall 2014||2014||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Fall)||Lincoln Center||1920s Art Deco|
|Anna Sui Resort 2015||2014||Unknown||Unknown||Art Deco|
|Anna Sui for FILA||2014||Collection Launch||Asia||Sportswear|
|Mustang Unleashed Collection||2014||Collection Launch||Global||Vintage|
|Anna Sui Spring 2015||2014||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Spring)||Lincoln Center||Retro 70s prints|
|Anna Sui Fall 2015||2015||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Fall)||Lincoln Center||Vikings|
|Anna Sui Resort 2016||2015||Unknown||Unknown||'70s boho|
|Anna Sui for O'Neill||2015||Collection Launch||Global||Beach-Ready|
|Anna Sui × Frye||2015||Collection Launch||USA||Footwear|
|Anna Sui × Sailor Moon||2015||Collection Launch||Japan||Collectibles|
|Anna Sui × Starbucks||2015||Collection Launch||Asia||Holiday Collectibles|
|Anna Sui Spring 2016||2015||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Spring)||Skylight at Moynihan Station||exotic Polynesia|
|Anna Sui Fall 2016||2016||Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Fall)||Skylight at Moynihan Station||Peter Blake, Niki de Saint Phalle, Barbara Hulanicki|
|Anna Sui Resort 2017||2016||Unknown||Unknown||90's Grunge|
The following is an incomplete list of Sui's literary works:
- Sui, Anna (2010). Flight of Fancy Journal. New York: Chronicle Books. ISBN 0811868303 – via Google Books.
- Sui, Anna (2010). Anna Sui Calico Cabaret Journal. New York: Chronicle Books. ISBN 0811868389 – via Google Books.
- Sui, Anna (2011). Fashion Idea Book. New York: Chronicle Books. ISBN 1452101442 – via Google Books.
- Bolton, Andrew (May 7, 2013). Sui, Anna; White, Jack; Meisel, Steven, eds. Anna Sui. New York: Chronicle Books. ISBN 1452128596 – via Google Books.
- Bolton, Andrew; Sui, Anna; Chen, Eva; Rocero, Geena; Gumpert, Lynn (June 2015). Asian American Life (Video). New York City: City University Television (CUNY-TV) – via MuckRack.com.
In popular culture
Video/film and television appearances
During filming of Confessions of a Shopaholic in 2008, a faux Anna Sui store was mocked up inside the Hearst Tower for the movie set, which also included mock-up stores for Valentino, Catherine Malandrino and Alberta Ferretti. The stunt fooled some New Yorkers into believing an actual stores had been opened.
|1994||Hi Octane||Herself||(TV series) Episode 1.3|
|2008||Bravo A-List Awards||Herself||(TV special)|
|2010||The City||Herself||(TV show) Episode: "Show 'Em What You Got"|
|2010||America's Next Top Model||Herself||(TV show) Season 14, episode 11: "America's Next Top Model Is..."|
|2011||Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel||Herself||(Documentary)|
|2012||Project Runway||Herself||(TV show) Season 10, episode 8: "Starving artist"|
|2011||Fashion News Live||Herself||(TV show) Season 15, episode 42|
|2013||Tumi Case Studies||Herself||(Short Series) Episode: "Anna Sui"|
|2014||Make It in America: Empowering Global Fashion||Herself||(Documentary)|
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