Anne-Christin Schmitt the creative mind behind the modernist German accessory label Gretchen, grew up surrounded by leather goods of the family manufactory.
Her intuitive understanding of design and a lifetime of experience with fine leathers reflect in her thoughtfully unconventional creations.
Inspired by sculptural aesthetics and the architecture of nature, her handwriting is marked by feminine straightness and modern angles in distinguished shapes.
With a vita so closely interwoven with fine leather goods, Anne-Christins’ understanding of quality in workmanship and luxury in material mirrors in each piece she creates. Eclectic combinations of shiny glazed and waxed calf leathers and elaborate profile elements are signature trademarks of the Gretchen look. The natural texture of these leathers exudes timeless luxury and lets the colorful collections shine.
Challenging the conventional Anne-Christin takes on a different angle and gives way to new concepts when designing her bags, purses, gloves and other fine leather items.