Elisabeth v. Kospoth
... It was on a mother-and-daughter shopping trip to Paris in 2005, where I was inspired to create my own label ANNAFIE. That is why the label takes name of my daughter Anna Sophie.
During my studies of History of Art at the University of Hildesheim I was specially interested in embroidery designs and fabrics. I now really enjoy combining that in my own label. All my dresses follow a traditional style and are all smocked and embroidered by hand. It takes up to 8 hours to embroider one dress. It is the attention to detail that makes them so special.
However, the greatest reward for me still is to see girls wearing my dresses and it never ceases to amaze me how pretty they look.This stimulates me to design more and more dresses.
Often people come to show me their own smocked dresses they saved all those years since their childhood. These were often made by their mothers, their grandmothers and aunts or Nannies who still knew how to smock and embroider. It is odd to think that this beautiful technique has almost disappeared in our busy modern day lives.
In my collection, I aim for a timeless style but with a fresh and uncomplicated approach and easy care.