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    anna sui Quotes

    At the point when I wanted to become a designer, I didn't think about, 'Oh, but I'm a woman,' just like didn't think about like, well, 'I'm Chinese' or that 'I'm in Michigan.' You know, none of those things were obstacles to me. I just had this idea that this is what I had to do.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: women  designer  ideas 
     
    When I was starting, there were wool mills in the U.S. that could make you anything. The U.S. used to produce the most beautiful cotton denim in the world. Now all that is gone.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: world  beautiful  gone 
     
    I love research. When there's something that I like, I want to know everything about it. I want to know exactly what was behind it, and where it went from there.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: research 
     
    I love going to flea markets especially when I am traveling, because I love seeing the stuff of other cultures, handicrafts and things with historical content.
    — Anna Sui
    I wanted to be a designer since I was a kid, and I was always attracted to the way rock stars dressed and the way their girlfriends dressed. I always thought that they were the most interesting people.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: people  thoughts  star  designer  kids 
     
    Fashion should be fun and accessible.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fashion  fun 
     
    Every collection that I work on, I always think, Is this cool enough to wear to a concert?
    — Anna Sui
    tags: work 
     
    Longing and desire goes further than instant satisfaction. That's human nature.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: desires  nature  human  longing 
     
    When I look at designer books I am sometimes puzzled why they don't share their inspiration, when it's obvious somebody had such great inspiration.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: designer  book  shares 
     
    Nothing's faster than the Internet.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: internet 
     
    To me if you're going have a show, it should be a show. It should be entertaining and take you on a journey.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: journey 
     
    I never intended being a business person I wanted to be a fashion designer.
    — Anna Sui
    I love punk, I love a lot of British Invasion bands, I love garage bands.
    — Anna Sui
    I think you have to be in the right place at the right time. And understand that and know when it is your time and how you react to it and how you respond to it.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: time  right 
     
    A piece of fabric can get me going.
    — Anna Sui
    From the season I did the butterfly faux tattoos on the models on the runway, every collection we do has to have a butterfly t-shirt or trim or print. People come to me for butterflies!
    — Anna Sui
    tags: people  butterfly 
     
    You have to focus on your dreams, even if they go beyond common sense.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: focus  dreams 
     
    I love the fact that fashion always changes, and I hate the fact that it always changes.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fashion  hate  facts 
     
    There are always different influences each season. It could be a person, it could be a piece of furniture; it depends on what I'm obsessing about.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: people  influence 
     
    I think I'm a global citizen. My parents came from China, were educated in France and emigrated to the United States. And I think that opened up my mind to be able to live and work anywhere.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: work  live  mind  parent 
     
    The red library is Sui's tribute to fashion maven Diana Vreeland, who served as editor for Harper's Bazaar (1939-1962) and Vogue (1963-1961). My most precious collection is my bound Vogue magazines, .. and they're kind of like my Bible. I look at them all the time when I'm trying to inspire myself for a collection.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fashion  time  bible  library  inspire 
     
    Well, my whole thing is that I'm kind of like a show-off!
    — Anna Sui
    I'm always about optimism and exuberance. It's what I feel about fashion.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fashion 
     
    I don't have the luxury of making clothes just to make an effect. It can't be something totally frivolous, because my distributors have to have a successful season, too.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: successful 
     
    The sexiest thing about a bikini is that it leaves something to the imagination, which is the best part.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: imagination 
     
    I think that fashion has become such a big business and with globalization we are on new territory at this point. We are not just designing for a country we are designing for a world now.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fashion  world  business 
     
    What people look to me for is a whole look. People come to me for icing on the cake, not a basic stretch pant.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: people 
     
    To me, fashion is like a mirror. It's a reflection of the times. And if it doesn't reflect the times, it's not fashion. Because people aren't gonna be wearing it.
    — Anna Sui
    Every time that I wanted to give up, if I saw an interesting textile, print what ever, suddenly I would see a collection.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: time 
     
    No one has ever found a solution for not doing a fashion show.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fashion 
     
    When I started my own business, my main reason for designing clothes was that I wanted to dress rock stars and the people who went to rock concerts. It didn't go beyond that aspiration at that point.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: people  star  business 
     
    I love history. I love art. I like to mix it all together, but in the end it somehow has to all make sense.
    — Anna Sui
    I think about that all of the time and I have this fantasy that I am going to work at a museum someday! I would love to do something like that!
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fantasy  time  work 
     
    I just love the whole idea of conversational prints.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: ideas 
     
    When punk really started to happen, it was a reaction against the disco craze of the time.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: time 
     
    I think whenever people talk about the 'Anna Sui woman,' they're talking about someone that's probably kind of more downtown, and there's always like this ambiguity: Is she a good girl, or a bad girl?
    — Anna Sui
    tags: people  women  girls  bad 
     
    Totally girly - love all the childish sounds.
    — Anna Sui
    You still get the sheer quality coming through but you're covered.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: quality 
     
    I just love the way the '60s rock stars put themselves together, because they were like dandies and peacocks. They really lived out their fantasies - and dressed their fantasies.
    — Anna Sui
    tags: fantasy  star 
     
    I have a big responsibility to my licenses. All my licenses draw from and take ideas from the runway.
    — Anna Sui
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