Dorothee Vogel is a Swiss-born fashion designer who started her own label in 1998.

The first label from the designer was called "Annex" and was initially sold only in Switzerland.

Together with her business partner Urs Kunz, they expanded in Germany and Austria in 1989, and finally going to the U.S. in 1998 with their catwalk presentations during the New York Fashion Week Spring 1999 and Fall 1999 seasons.

And although the label is very successful, Dorothée Vogel felt footloose and decided to pursue other career options in August 2000.

After starting her own label, she also worked for Akris and Calida, also from Switzerland.

In 2002, she launched her signature line, which gained immediate success similarly to her previous line "Annex", which still runs under different creative talent and is sold at stores including Barney's in New York.

Designing two collections a year since then, Dorothée Vogel’s creations under her own name have had tremendous success in her native Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and Japan.

Her silhouettes are so cutting edge that Colette, the most avant-garde store in Paris, carries her line.

Meeting her in Paris last October during the womenswear Pret-a-Porter Spring 2005 season wherein she held a static presentation, Dorothée Vogel explained her new line.

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