My name is Anna Lifson and I have been taught the art of imperial Vietnamese silk hand embroidery that has been handed down through generations in my family. My grandmother did this type of embroidery and taught my mother and my mother taught me. Also, I studied the art in high school in my home country.
I grew up in Saigon, Vietnam, which is the center of weaving and sericulture (silk worm production) in Southeast Asia for over a thousand years. I had developed strong passion for silk weaving, tailoring and hand embroidering since a very young age. I learned how to weave, sew and embroider from my mother when I was 5, and have been using the same tools for the past 37 years.
I love designing and sewing clothing and accessories for women. Each piece of her collection tells a story about a young woman pursuing my dreams, I am carefree and romantic, modern, and yet classic.
My passion for color and pattern was inspired by my childhood in Vietnam, my years of education and works Saigon, and my current life in Chicago, where I am living.