(Anna Sui runway Spring 2007)
One often sees great looks walking down the runway and thinks it rather sad that those pieces only have a six month or so shelf life. So I’m always rather pleased when designers decide to resurrect archive pieces. Later on this week I’ll be giving you a sneak peek of Lulu & Co, fashion visionary Lulu Kennedy’s edit of looks from previous Fashion East designers, and today it’s the turn of Anthropologie and Anna Sui.
This season they have collaborated to coincide with the launch of Sui’s new retrospective book, which launches in November celebrating this year’s 30th anniversary of her label.
Not only will the book be available in Anthropologie stores, but three looks from the Anna Sui runway archive have been resurrected and are available in store.
(Anna Sui Spring 2001)
Of this look, Anna says, “The mesh dress from my Spring 2001 Mudd Club collection has got to be my all-time favorite. It has a trompe l’oeil design (by Chooch) with all the cartoon details of pockets, buttons, belts and stitches digitally printed.”
Each dress was a key look in its original collection – Fall 2005, Spring 2001 and Spring 2007 – and features prominently in the retrospective book. This isn’t the first collaboration between Sui and Anthropologie: the first dresses under the Anna Sui for Anthropologie label debuted in Spring 2006.
The three runway looks hit stores November 1st 2010. Check out online at www.anthropologie.co.uk