Anthropologie dips into the Anna Sui Archives for designer’s 30th Anniversary

Anthropologie is helping Anna Sui celebrate 30 years in the business this year with the most fantastic idea I can imagine.  They’ve dipped into the Anna Sui archives and together they have chosen three dresses from a time long forgotten (aka 2001,2005 and 2007 which are lightyears away in the fashion timeline) to sell in Anthropologie stores. Alongside the looks you will also find a gorgeous Anna Sui retrospective book which truly is a walk through fashion over time.

Anna Sui had this to say about the collaboration:

“I’ve recreated three favorite dresses from my archive for my fans.

Each one is made as closely as possible to the original version. The first one is a silk crêpe de chine dress from my Fall 2005 Russian collection with a shadow-vine border print accented with black venise lace trims. That show was inspired by the way Louise Nevelson dressed, I always loved her look.

The second style is a woodcut border print dress from my Spring 2007 Pirate collection, with its wrap-around shawl neckline. It is based on tiles from the Topkapi Palace I had seen when visiting Istanbul.

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.”

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