PERSONAL STYLISTS: 'The World of Anna Sui' Exhibition

'The World of Anna Sui' is the first-ever retrospective of an American fashion designer to be held in the UK.  From now until 1 October 2017 at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.

 London stylists: The World of Anna Sui provides not only a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture, but also a powerful inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic New York designer. 

London stylists: The World of Anna Sui provides not only a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture, but also a powerful inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic New York designer. 

The career of Anna Sui is a classic American success story.  "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," she says.

 Fashion stylists London: Anna Sui's first runway show in 1991. This show earned her international acclaim.  (Love the harlequin print!). 

Fashion stylists London: Anna Sui's first runway show in 1991. This show earned her international acclaim.  (Love the harlequin print!). 

Anna Sui is one of New York's most beloved and accomplished designers.

 London stylists: Anna Sui stops to pose for a photo.

London stylists: Anna Sui stops to pose for a photo.

Anna Sui is a true trendsetter to whom stylists and editors look for direction.

 Personal Stylist London: Americana-themed collection

Personal Stylist London: Americana-themed collection

The boundless energy and creative ingenuity of her runway presentations always make her shows a high point of New York Fashion Week.

 Stylist London: Anna Sui's engagement with the punk 'archetype'

Stylist London: Anna Sui's engagement with the punk 'archetype'

Anna Sui is known for her commitment to the things that move her.  Her devotion to rock and roll makes her clothes perfect for a rock and roll superstar, and her runway soundtrack is one of the most anticipated each season.

 Personal styling London: Anna Sui's Victoriana collection, A/W 1993

Personal styling London: Anna Sui's Victoriana collection, A/W 1993

 Her love for shopping has made her an authority on the best shopping in every city.

 Stylist London: Anna Sui helped define the look of Generation X.  Grunge collection S/S 1993

Stylist London: Anna Sui helped define the look of Generation X.  Grunge collection S/S 1993

Following her own inspiration, Anna Sui continues to inspire.  She is living her dream.

 Personal stylists: Punk collection S/S 2013

Personal stylists: Punk collection S/S 2013

The Anna Sui line also includes her very popular fragrance and cosmetic collections.

 London personal stylist: complex layering and mixing patterns, texture and colours.

London personal stylist: complex layering and mixing patterns, texture and colours.

Anna Sui designs and manufactures from her New York City headquarters.

 Personal fashion stylist: Anna Sui's seminal 1994 grunge collections.

Personal fashion stylist: Anna Sui's seminal 1994 grunge collections.

 Her runway shows continue to inspire and set trends with her signature rock-n-roll romanticism.

 Personal stylists: Anna Sui's surfers

Personal stylists: Anna Sui's surfers

The Anna Sui brand has been independently owned since its inception in 1981.

 Personal stylists: style inspired by vintage and popular culture

Personal stylists: style inspired by vintage and popular culture

 Personal clothes stylist: Nomad collection A/W 2008

Personal clothes stylist: Nomad collection A/W 2008

 Personal Styling London: exuberant Carnaby Street, Mod collection A/W 1991

Personal Styling London: exuberant Carnaby Street, Mod collection A/W 1991

 Stylist London: Anna Sui - highly creative, entrepreneurial, playful and positive. 

Stylist London: Anna Sui - highly creative, entrepreneurial, playful and positive. 

 Personal stylists London: Anna Sui effortlessly makes hip and exuberantly original clothing.

Personal stylists London: Anna Sui effortlessly makes hip and exuberantly original clothing.

 Personal styling London: exploring Anna Sui's design processes through mood boards, photographs, sketches, and runway shots.

Personal styling London: exploring Anna Sui's design processes through mood boards, photographs, sketches, and runway shots.

 Fashion stylist London: Anna Sui's design approach incorporates her current passions in every garment.

Fashion stylist London: Anna Sui's design approach incorporates her current passions in every garment.