The eponymous Ann Spoyer brand is synonymous with exotic elegance. The designer's passion for travel is implemented in the design process and shows in her exquisite creations. Ann's profound love of different cultures and fashion design as well as her Spanish and East Indian heritage, are reflected in her choices of fabrics and design details.
Ann's style is described as Preppy-Bohemian Luxe in a rich color palette using ethnic details. Ann uses natural, luxurious, and colorful fabrics often decorated with elegant embroidered designs and or prints.
Ann's understanding of Fashion History and Tailoring techniques is often seen in her work. She creates feminine looks for the style-conscious woman.
The Ann Spoyer label is a sustainable brand. Ann cares deeply about social and environmental issues that surround her label and business. She is active in Woman's rights issues in Mumbai and New York and also ensures proper pay and normal work conditions for the labor involved in producing her lines. She makes sure that the components and dyes that go into making her clothing are environmentally friendly and carefully sourced.
Ann will never use fur or fur products in her clothing. She is active in animal rights issues within the fur industry.
Ann has a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree, BAA, Fashion Design Major from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She has also studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, NY.
Since 1993, Ann has honed her skills while working with some of New York's biggest fashion labels before launching her own label in 2007.
Ann's mother, Prescilla, was a pioneer in helping propel woman's rights issues in Mumbai, India. For over fifty years, Prescilla had a simple and effective method of teaching women how to pattern draft and sew. These women learned how to be independent by having a source of income. This sparked a mini revolution in Mumbai as many of her students in turn have taught others to earn a living. Ann initially learned sewing and pattern making by attending these classes at an early age.
Ann lives and works in New York.