Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The rise and, erm... rise of Anna Sui.

By now, you guys have probably noticed that we're kinda big on fashion. You've probably also realised that we are total book-geeks. So imagine how excited we get when we recieve BOOKS about FASHION.

Then treble that level of excitement when the book in question is a dazzling black and purple-clad retrospective about one of our most favourite ever designers: Anna Sui. Now that is one rather excited bunch of Tantrumettes you've got on your hands.
The long-awaited Anna Sui book chronicles the 20-year long career of New York's premier rock & roll fashion queen and features over 400 amazingly high-quality images. Oh, and it features a preface by Jack White (yep, that Jack White) and an introduction by none other than Steven Meisel. 

Sounds impressive already, right? Well, it gets better. Within its sparkly purple-edged pages, the book details the inspirations behind each of Sui's collections from 1991 through to 2009, including sneaky peeks at initial sketches and moodboards. Not only are there catwalk images from every collection, but editorial images shot by the likes of Ellen Von Unwerth, Peter Lindberg, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein and of course, Mr Meisel himself.

This book is without a doubt one of our newest favourites at Tantrum; A beautiful book about a woman with an eclectic, bohemian rock & roll outlook on fashion, filled with 20 years worth of gorgeous images? Now that's one history lesson that you wouldn't want to miss...

Anna Sui by Andrew Bolton is published by Chronicle books, £35

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