When fashion icons travel the globe, they carry Antje Winter’s dresses in theirluggage. The designer creates sensuous and spectacular pieces with a distinctly glamorous touch. The cuts of her wrap dresses, tunics and caftans show a flowing geometry. They reflect European informality – the ideal travel dresses of the global woman, sculptural and free at the same time.
With her first spring/summer collection, Antje Winter resists her profession’s
constant urge for change, and rather concentrates on timeless elegance of the highest order. „Nowadays, clothes are a matter of concept“ says Winter. „My concept is to create special but unconstrained pieces which emanate something everlastingly simple via
their colors, proportions and material“.
„Quality of life isn’t determined by the accumulation of things, but rather by the attempt to focus on the essential.“Thus, an exquisite collection has emerged with an obvious
penchant for artisanry and quality.
The designer allows herself the luxury of precious fabrics from fair-trade production: silk, hand-painted or adorned with traditional serigraphy; bohemian patterns inspired by voyages to past times. The style of Winter’s collection is imbued with a tang of Saint Tropez and Portofino. It recalls the splendor of past times – Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin or Monika Vitti.
After becoming a master of her trade and finishing her training at the prestigious fashion school “Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne”, the now 43
year old designer started her career with the French couture houses Christian Dior and Torrente Couture.
In the mid-nineties, the legendary editor-in-chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, brought Antje Winter into her team, and quickly the young German was catapulted to
the top of the international fashion scene.
You can walk on the water shine like a diamond
ring the bells of fortune –
if you dare
For more than 15 years she has been working as a stylist with celebrated
photographers such as Mario Testino, Peter Lindberg or Enrique Badulescu, for publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Furthermore she has done consulting for
international fashion labels such as Blumarine, Costume National, Helmut Lang,
Hugo Boss and Max Mara.