Anna Sui has always kept her production true to the brand’s history, while certainly not losing any of its stylish edge. NYLON’s style director, Dani Stahl, joins the legend herself right on the factory floor to get a behind-the-scenes peek at how the magic is made.
Sui’s practices are holding close to a “dying art.” While most designers have switched to digital software, Sui’s designs to this day begin as muslin draped on a form. Storytelling is Sui’s real inspiration for her collections; photos are shuffled around on an inspiration board until fabrics and patterns come into play to get the whole picture.
Watch as Sui takes us from “runway to reality” in the video below.