She first studied textile design in Chelsea College of Art and Design London. Since graduating in 2003, she has been working to develop and promote recycled textile, by creating one off intricate pieces for fashion and interior. She’s been Involved with the fashion industry, collaborating and creating unique embroidered textile pieces for some of the leading textile and fashion design houses such as Christian Lacroix, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ischiko, Victoria Secret, Ecko and textiles Weisbrod Zurrer and Sandy Starkman. 2004 have seen her collaborate with Christian Lacroix, designing and embroidering a jacket featuring on the runway for the Haute Couture show.
With the knowledge and inspiration gained from this experience she then moved on to designing a collection of jewellery and fashion which is a bit of bohemian tribal fused with effortless chic with a modern twist. Inspired by her passion for creativity, travel, nature, art, architecture, fashion (contemporary and vintage), and music of past and present generation.
Each piece she hand designs and produces in the UK using vintage fabrics fused with reclaimed textiles, and materials such as mixed metals-oxidized silver, gold and gunmetal and the introduction of colourful elements- pearls, beads, rhinestones, ribbon, fringe, rope giving the collection a sense of modernity with a hint of the past.
All pieces within her collection are one off and are currently available at My Sugarland, www.notjustalabel.com and www.shrimptoncouture.com. Her designs have been featured in editorials such as German Vogue, British Vogue, Pref Magazine, Dare2magazine, Muse, German Tush and Vision.
April 2010 British Vogue recommends Anita Quansah London as ‘Best Buy’