Anna Sui on her Coach Duffle Bags: "They Reflect My World"
When Coach approached New York-based designer Anna Sui to design a limited-edition collection of duffle bags for them, Sui immediately knew what she wanted to do. "My favorite kind of bags are those hippie hand-crafted bags, so I wanted to get these to look as much like that as possible," Sui told InStyle.com at a New York launch for the collection. "Coach came to me with their original classic duffle bag, and they said, 'You can do whatever you want to it--just make it very Anna Sui. We love Art Nouveau and dragonflies, so we sketched up some appliques. We personalized it on the inside with one of my prints from our archives--from a 2004 collection. Every Anna Sui product reflects my world, and there's always elements of rock n' roll, vintage, hippie, and feminine.