Dorothee Schumacher was born in Düsseldorf and grew up on the German countryside. After first work experiences with an Italian knitwear manufacturer and several stays in France, she founded her own label in 1989 with a first T-shirt collection. A signature style of extraordinary color sense, natural confidence, elegant friction and feminine sophistication was immediately visible in her first collection. After just three years, she extended her collections in 1991 by adding knitwear and opened her first own showroom in Dusseldorf in 1994, followed by showrooms in Paris and Milan in the coming years. In the same year, she successfully expanded to Italy.
In 1998, Dorothee Schumacher laid the foundation stone for her headquarters in the industrial port of Mannheim by transforming a former cardboard factory into a stunning two-story loft. Her collections include ready-to-wear and accessories for women. The mother of four and cosmopolite now operates 11 independent stores and pop-up stores in locations including London‘s Notting Hill, the West of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Dusseldorf, as well as Warsaw, Moscow and Madrid. Her collections are sold in 46 countries through more than 600 doors including boutiques and department stores, and shipped to 47 countries online.
In 2014, the designer personalized the brand even further with a rebranding from SCHUMACHER to DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER. Her son Maximilian Singhoff stepped up to the role as second CEO in 2017. In 2019 the brand celebrates its 30th anniversary, having grown its U.S. business to its second strongest market. Emphasizing her presence in the U.S. through her own showroom in New York City from 2020 onwards also marks an important milestone for the further internationalization of the brand.
Today, her team has grown to 130 employees from more than 15 nations. Dorothee Schumacher’s intuitive understanding of and respect for femininity is visible throughout all her collections. Wardrobe thinking and wearability are at the core of her design.
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