Anna Lee is an artist, illustrator and fashion print designer from St. Petersburg, Russia.
She usually works by gathering ideas from her illustrations and uses techniques such as drawing, mixed-media, acrylics and watercolours.
Behind the shoulders is the St. Petersburg Art School, De Montfort University and London College of Fashion in UK, where she began her career as a fashion print designer.
In 2010, her graduate collection ‘Tigers Vs Dragons’ has won the prestigious Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award at the Graduate Fashion Week in London and entered the top-10 among 40 universities in the UK. Pieces from her collection were photographed by Rankin and presented in official publicity for GFW 2010.
Her collection ‘Tigers Vs Dragons’ featured hand-illustrated textiles depicting mythical creatures and legends of the Orient - dragons, tigers, fire feathers and cascades of water. Inspired by Japanese culture, Anna presented her exotic and highly elaborate prints on kimono-like dresses in vibrant colours.
“I picked the winner because the collection was theatrical and inspirational with amazing colour and great attention to detail,” said designer and GFW judge Zandra Rhodes.
Hilary Alexander, fashion editor of the Daily Telegraph and GFW judge, said: “So many of the graduate pieces could go straight into boutiques. I really liked Anna Lee’s combination of print and fabrics, they were so colourful and passionate…”
Anna created prints for big fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen and Alberta Ferretti. While working for Italian house of Alberta Ferretti, her prints were presented in Philosophy and Alberta Ferretti SS11 collections.