Thursday, May 07, 2009
Anna moved to New York City after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000. She immediately launched her knitwear line, Annabelle NYC, creating unique and wearable garments with quirky details and bright colors that sold at boutiques around the country and abroad. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Anna has consistently challenged the fashion industry standard, holding distaste for the principles that money means power and thin means beautiful. She has put together numerous downtown, do-it-yourself, theatrical fashion shows throughout Manhattan and also served as head clothing designer for Dolce Vita. Anna’s personal designs have been worn by stars Rachel Bilson, Shannon Doherty, and numerous MTV VJs, among others. She currently teaches Fashion Merchandising at Wood Tobe-Coburn, a small college in New York City, and is focused on re-launching own line.