KATIA WILLE + HANS BLANKENBURGH Zigfreda is led by Katia Wille and Hans Blankenburgh. Katia Wille, 39, has a Master Degree in Fashion Management and is graduated in Fashion Design. Katia has more than 15 years experience leading design teams in European Headquarters of international companies such as Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and O'Neill. In Brasil Katia has worked in Grupo Maria Bonita, and Alpargatas S/A . Hans Blankenburgh, 43, has a Master Degree in Knowledge Management and is graduated in both Information Technology and Chemistry. Hans has 18 years experience in managing large projects in international companies such as Akzo Nobel, KLM, General Eletrics and European Space Agency. Since 2002, Hans is also consultant in Fashion related projects and responsible for fashion startups.
ZIGFREDA BRAND PROFILE Zigfreda, a Dutch- Brazilian brand believes in boldness and character. The hand drawn prints, created by Katia, is the signature of the line whose clothes err on the side of a classic yet retro feel. While proud of its Brazilian origins; as it's from these roots that they derive so much of their design, Zigfreda's European arm gives its designers the ability to step into the heritage of fashion, culture and historical reference. The result is a mixture of designs and patterns that definitely have its own style - one that at once offers hints of cultural flavor without being recognizably ethno focused. The balance between what they want people to see and the experience of wearing their clothes should be a first step to finding the other 'you' within yourself.
BABYZIG BRAND PROFILE BabyZig is the baby couture line of Zigfreda. It was launched in Brazil in 2006 and its SS11 line will be available throughout several baby boutiques in Europe and the Middle East.
ZIGFREDA_MARE BRAND PROFILE Zigfreda Mare is the beachwear line of Zigfreda. It is catered for a younger audience, made in Brazil, taylored for the young growing market in the country. The brand will be launch in June 2011 in Brazil during Sao Paulo Fashion Week
WHITE DONNA Milan - Italy September 2010 Zigfreda launch the SS11 collection in Europe COLLECTIONS SS2011 WHITE-MILAN
COLLECTIONS SS2008 SPFW SAO PAULO FASHION WEEK June 2007 Zigfreda launch the SS08 collection in Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO FASHION WEEK June 2006 Zigfreda launch the SS07 collection in Sao Paulo COLLECTIONS SS2006 SPFW
COLLECTIONS AW2007 SPFW SAO PAULO FASHION WEEK January 2006 Zigfreda launch the AW 07 collection in Sao Paulo
INTERNATIONAL CLIPPING INTERNATIONAL CLIPPING VOGUE BRASIL SPFW - Sao Paulo January 2011 Zigfreda was featured with a profile and a photo galery during Sao Paulo Fashion Week
INTERNATIONAL CLIPPING ELLE JAPON January 2009 Zigfreda was featured with a photoshoot in the MAC museun in Rio de Janeiro
INTERNATIONAL CLIPPING COLLEZIONI DONNA - ITALY March 2005 Zigfreda was featured with 5 pages covering the fashion show in FASHION RIO
INTERNATIONAL CLIPPING MATCH DU MONDE - FRANCE July 2004 The Brazilian singer Marisa Monte wears Zigfreda on her profile interview for the Parisian Magazine.
INTERNATIONAL CLIPPING REVISTA TRIP - BRASIL December 2003 Katia Wille was featured with a 2 pages profile about her carriere abroad and the lauch of Zigfreda in Fashion Rio.