This ad for Anna Sui’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection, starring Du Juan, is taken from her Japanese website. The ad does not appear on the US website, which isn’t surprising because I have never seen an Anna Sui ad in a mainstream US publication like Vogue or Elle. Even Anna Sui herself admitted in a recent interview with New York Times that majority of her revenue comes from the Asia-Pacific region (particularly from sales of fragrances and cosmetics) like Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, where she is extremely popular.
That said, this is probably one of the best print ads I’ve seen this season. The colors are amazing and Du Juan looks spectacular here. Even the typography is excellent, especially with the “fallen” letters — very hip and cool. Great job, Anna!