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ANNE FONTAINE

DESIGNER, MOTHER & PHILANTHROPIST


Anne Fontaine was born in 1971 to a Brazilian mother and a French-German father in Rio de Janeiro. Passionate about ecology, she decided to live six months in the Amazonian forest in the northeast of Brazil when she was 17 years old. At the age of 20, she settled down in France for her studies and met her husband Ari Zlotkin.

After discovering an old trunk filled to the brim with white shirts, they both decided to take over his family's clothing business. The brand Anne Fontaine was born.


ANNE FONTAINE

DESIGNER, MOTHER & PHILANTHROPIST


Anne Fontaine was born in 1971 to a Brazilian mother and a French-German father in Rio de Janeiro. Passionate about ecology, she decided to live six months in the Amazonian forest in the northeast of Brazil when she was 17 years old. At the age of 20, she settled down in France for her studies and met her husband Ari Zlotkin.

After discovering an old trunk filled to the brim with white shirts, they both decided to take over his family's clothing business. The brand Anne Fontaine was born.

Who is a woman that inspires you the most and why.

I’ve been so fortunate in my life to have known and worked with so many women who inspire me every day. Since 2018 marks the year Simone Veil will be reburied with her husband at the Pantheon in Paris. I will take this opportunity to talk about her. Simone Veil was a remarkable woman and an advocate for women’s rights. As a Health minister in France during the 1970’s, she fought endlessly to end various forms of discrimination against women and strove for women’s health care. Simone Veil was very much at the Avant-Garde of women’s rights and became the first woman to become President of the European Parliament. In addition to this, she was an Auschwitz survivor, mother of 3 sons and a strong woman who used her power for good.

Who is a woman that inspires you the most and why?

I’ve been so fortunate in my life to have known and worked with so many women who inspire me every day. Since 2018 marks the year Simone Veil will be reburied with her husband at the Pantheon in Paris. I will take this opportunity to talk about her. Simone Veil was a remarkable woman and an advocate for women’s rights. As a Health minister in France during the 1970’s, she fought endlessly to end various forms of discrimination against women and strove for women’s health care. Simone Veil was very much at the Avant-Garde of women’s rights and became the first woman to become President of the European Parliament. In addition to this, she was an Auschwitz survivor, mother of 3 sons and a strong woman who used her power for good.

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What does Women's Day mean to you?

Women have always played an important role in society – and should be equal in today’s world, and be allowed the same opportunities as men. It concerns me that there are women in various other countries that are not afforded the same access to success as men and so it is important that we continue to move forward and make changes for the next generation, and for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

What does Women's Day mean to you?

Women have always played an important role in society – and should be equal in today’s world, and be allowed the same opportunities as men. It concerns me that there are women in various other countries that are not afforded the same access to success as men and so it is important that we continue to move forward and make changes for the next generation, and for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

What is the most important message you want to send out to our customers and all the women around the world for this occasion?

I urge all of my clients, and women everywhere to embrace their passion and their full potential to be leaders in today’s world. It is important to be independent thinkers and to pursue your passions, and not leave your destiny in the hands of another. Whether you aspire to lead or not - it is essential that we teach young people, especially girls, that you have options in life. I am so thankful to have been given a platform which has allowed me to focus on giving back on a larger scale. I have been so blessed to be able to start the AF Foundation, in which the primary focus is to plant trees and educate today’s generation on the importance of reforestation. My main concerns are the elimination of CO2 and plastic emissions and it is a passion of mine that I focus on every day.


What is the most important message you want to send out to our customers and all the women around the world for this occasion?

I urge all of my clients, and women everywhere to embrace their passion and their full potential to be leaders in today’s world. It is important to be independent thinkers and to pursue your passions, and not leave your destiny in the hands of another. Whether you aspire to lead or not - it is essential that we teach young people, especially girls, that you have options in life. I am so thankful to have been given a platform which has allowed me to focus on giving back on a larger scale. I have been so blessed to be able to start the AF Foundation, in which the primary focus is to plant trees and educate today’s generation on the importance of reforestation. My main concerns are the elimination of CO2 and plastic emissions and it is a passion of mine that I focus on every day.