Anna Quan Celebrates Ten Years In Australian Fashion At AAFW 2023

The designer reveals her anniversary collection ahead of AAFW.

For a decade, Anna Quan has become loved for creating basics with a special touch. By playing with structure and form, Quan’s design is able to elevate minimalist style to something a bit more luxe. 

We spoke to the designer ahead of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week to find out about her latest collection.

Marie Claire: What is on your mood board right now?

Anna Quan: Lots of organic lines and ocean references.

Who is the Anna Quan wearer?

Someone who appreciates investment dressing and values the beauty in the everyday

Tell us about this collection.

It explores the evolution of the ANNA QUAN DNA in a way that remains true to our design ethos but provides unexpected surprises for our customer.

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What does showing at AAFW mean to you?

This year is quite special and marks a milestone 10 years in fashion for ANNA QUAN. AAFW is important as it was the launching pad for the label many years ago and the brand was incubated through AAFW’s Next Gen program.

What does the future look like for Australian fashion?

Strong for those that have the fortitude to seize the moment and open to showcasing something differentiated.

Which fashion creatives have inspired you at different points of your career?

I’ve worked with Daniel Goode over many years and his still life photography of objects always inspires me. He captures everyday objects in a special way.

I absolutely adore Renya Xydis, we have collaborated on fashion weeks in the past. She is just so creative and talented when it comes to hair and producing something different and new. She’s never pedestrian.

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About The Anna Quan Resort 24 Show At AAFW 2023

To work to live? Or live to work? That is the question posed by Anna Quan at her Collection Three Resort 24 debut, held fittingly on a side street within Sydney’s hardworking Surry Hills. The answer? A blurry, happy combination of both, according to the designer. 

As someone who has first-hand experience working in the heart of Sydney, Collection Three speaks to the story of the workers of  urban jungle, taking inspiration from both Anna’s decade-long  experience working in the city, and artist Pawel Jaszczuk’s concept of the Japanese Salaryman. 

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Relaxed silhouettes dominated the runway, with buttoned up blazers, in a palette of soft neutrals and pastels, worn atop slip dresses, flowing ankle-grazing skirts and silk wide-leg trousers. With function, utility, and comfort at the core of the collection, Quan essentially curated the perfect solution to outfits that can be worn to the office, drinks, and beyond – no change necessary.  

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