Sui was born on August 4, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan .At age four, Anna decided she wanted to become a designer and this quest led her to start making her own clothes before pursuing a degree at Parson's School of Design and launching her own company in 1980. Fall is a master class in neo-folk. Expect an eclectic vision of stunning printed faux-fur coats alongside beautifully embellished silk separates and feather trimmed dresses. To this very day, she continues to refer to these "genius files". After graduating from high school in Detroit, Michigan, Sui moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. While at Parsons, Sui found a collaborator and close friend in Steven Meisel, today one of the world's top fashion photographers. Her early days as a stylist for Meisel's shoots included editorial for the Italian fashion magazine LEI. After leaving Parsons, Sui worked at a variety of junior sportswear companies. In 1980, Sui presented six original pieces at the Boutique Show and immediately received an order from Macy's, who featured one of her designs in a New York Times advertisement. That same year, Anna Sui launched her own business that operated out of her apartment throughout the 1980's. With the encouragement of friends Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, Sui launched her first runway show in 1991."That those professional beauties were then at the height of their fame helped stoke the reception Sui got from buyers and the news media," and also insured industry embrace of a talented niche designer. Following this incredible reception she opened a retail location at 113 Greene Street in New York City's Soho District. This shop, with its lavender walls, red floors, antique black furniture, and signature dolly head mannequins has become a staple of SOHO fashion and synonymous with the Anna Sui brand. In 2010, she featured her collection on the runway finale of the 14th cycle of America's Next Top Model.
Her celebrity clients are: Paris Hilton, Blake Lively, Patricia Arquette, Mischa Barton, Christina Ricci, Cher, Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Maria Sharapova, Nicole Richie, Liv Tyler, Courtney Love, and James Iha. Her brand retails globally in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her clothing, fragrance, cosmetic, and accessories lines sell through her stores in over 50 countries and are also widely available in leading department stores worldwide.
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