‘I felt an immediate and deep connection the moment I first met with Anne and her work. This connecting is all about femininity. A very contemporary sense of womanhood: discerning, ageless, liberated. Within this mutual recognition there is space for conversation, for discussion about design details of the clothes for instance, and for an exchange of uncertainties and sentiments. This kind of intimacy is very rare in fashion. You see it in the arts, certainly in food, and I more than welcome it in fashion’.