Anna Sui has been designing every boho girl's dream wardrobe - floaty dresses, peasant tops, embroideries aplenty - for three decades. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her label, she's teamed up with Anthropologie to bring back three of her runway hits.
"I've recreated three favourite dresses from my archive for my fans and each one is made as closely as possible to the original version," Sui told MyDaily. The three looks include a silk crêpe de chine dress from Sui's autumn/winter 2005 Russian collection with a shadow-vine border print accented with black venise lace trims, which retails for £398. "That show was inspired by the way Louise Nevelson dressed; I always loved her look," Sui explained.
The second style - a woodcut border print dress from Sui's spring/summer 2007 Pirate collection (£318), features a wrap-around shawl neckline and is "based on tiles from the Topkapi Palace I had seen when visiting Istanbul," according to Sui. Of the third archival piece, a mesh dress from Sui's Spring 2001 Mudd Club collection (£348), Sui considers it her "all-time favourite. It has a trompe l'oeil design (by Chooch) with all the cartoon details of pockets, buttons, belts and stitches digitally printed."
The three dresses are available exclusively at Anthropologie and online from November, along with a retrospective book entitled Anna Sui.