Fashion: Anna Sui Exhibition


I realised the other day at work that I have one week left in London before I head to the big apple off on my holidays. With moving house, starting a new job and doing up our new pad, I've sidelined museum fashion exhibitions in London that I've been wanting to go to. With the turn of the season of shows now upon us, I've literally got a week to see all the art gallery and museum exhibitions that I wast to see before they all close.

So after work on Thursday night I walked over Tower Bridge to The Fashion and Textiles Museum show of 'Anna Sui' I'll admit, I've never actually been to The Fashion & Textile museum (Bad fashion student, I know!) and now I've been I'm not sure why, it's supper close to London Bridge and in a sweet spot for little shops and independent cafes.

So here are some of the photos I took whilst at the Anna Sui Fashion exhibition, If you're able to go, go it's on until 1st October so you've got a couple of weeks left, no need to book, just rock up and students get in for £6 which is a bargain! All details can be found here 'Fashion & Textile Museum Website.









It's been quite a while since I visited a designer exhibition, so It was a nice to immerse into the designers world for an hour.  Anna Sui's work is full of colour, adornment and statement pieces. Showcasing extracts of her life through words, film and the designer's fashion pieces themselves, it's like walking through the designers visual development.

There were some familiar faces on the walls of the exhibition, notably Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss (The week I visited was NYFW which showcased current 'It' girls Bella and Gigi Hadid.) But Sui's work goes beyond being 'It girl' status.  It's eclectic, it's intricate and most of all, it's fun.




The level of detail and adornment up close is amazing! I loved looking at the garments up close (Without glass in the way may I add.) Not only could I see the fashion pieces up close, I also was able to see them come to life through iPads showing the New York Fashion Week show they were a part of, be it from 1999 or 2006.


Split across two floors, the exhibition of accessories, make up and mood boards continues upstairs. Sui discusses her longstanding relationships with models, photographer Steven Meisel and make up artist Nars and Pat McGrath, providing an insight into what happens behind the scenes. 






The mood board gallery was my highlight, I love a good mood board. Seeing inspiration, research and ideas form into a final product, piece or collection. Sui is very inspired by research and lots of it and you can definitely see this in her work.  The exhibition draws to a close via a video of Anna Sui on American Chat shows, unfortunately I didn't get to hear it as there was an event on and I couldn't hear over the noise, but no bother, I really enjoyed the visual feast of the exhibition.

I spent over an hour in Anna Sui's world and would highly recommend going to visit if fashion is your thing!

The show is on until 1st October and all details can be found here on the 'World of Anna Sui' website.


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