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The World of Anna Sui ■ ■ BY T I M B L A N K S

An in-depth view of the creative process of an eclectic New York fashion designer


nna 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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Includes detailed photography of Sui’s textiles, alongside her never-before-seen moodboards, sketches, and personal photographs ■■ Anna Sui has more than 66,000

through her clothing and studio. Through interviews with fashion journalist Tim Blanks,

followers on Instagram; author

the book explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with fashion archetypes—the rocker,

Tim Blanks has more than 50,000

the schoolgirl, the punk, the goth, the bohemian—and reveals their inspiration and

■■ An exhibition on Anna Sui

influence. Complete with detailed photographs of garments, sketches, moodboards,

opens at the Fashion and

runway shots, and cultural ephemera, The World of Anna Sui is an inside look at this

Textile Museum in London on

iconic New York designer with a worldwide cult following.

May 19, 2017

Tim Blanks is editor-at-large for The Business of Fashion. He was the editor-at-large of, and has been the site’s principal show reporter since 2006. He resides in London.

S PECIFICATIONS 300 color illustrations 288 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-2418-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2418-3 US $50.00  CAN $62.50 55000 9 781419 724183

ISBN 978-1-68335-026-2

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