Growing up in Southern Germany I was fortunate to have parents who appreciated the arts and allowed me to explore and develop my own creativity. It was at a young age that I found my love for fashion.
Graduating from the German Master School of Fashion I advanced my skills managing the Costume Department of the National Theatre of Thuringen and as Pattern Maker for Peter Keppler Couture, along with working for a number of other European designers. All of this developed and extended my experience and skills as an Haute Couture Designer.
While holidaying in New Zealand I fell in love with the country and decided to make this my new home. Starting out I worked as a freelance pattern maker for Karen Walker, Liz Mitchell, and Trelise Cooper before establishing a bridal atelier in 2002 and launching our first Anna Schimmel collection.
Many collections later the ‘Anna Schimmel’ brand is known for its outstanding gowns, each one carefully handcrafted using exquisite fabrics. With our new ready-to-wear collection featured at the New York International Bridal Week and the first bridal retailers stocking our collection exiting time are ahead.
Call us today for your dream dress!