Alexa

Following her graduation from ESMOD PARIS fashion school, Alexa joined Jil Sander, a world-famous label that was then part of the Prada Group, as a designer for the women's collection. With the return of the company's founder, Ms. Jil Sander, to the company, she closely assisted and designed the collection in collaboration with the pattern making and marketing departments.

After a total of four years with JIL SANDER, Alexa took senior design positions at leading fashion brands such as CELINE (part of the LOUIS VUITTON GROUP) in Paris and RALPH LAUREN in New York and was appointed head designer of ZAC POSEN in 2006.

Alexa's work has been featured in countless publications in fashion magazines such as the American, French, British and Japanese editions of VOGUE and ELLE, VANITY FAIR, and HARPER'S BAZAAR.

In 2008, Alexa and Angelika joined forces and launched THE GERMAN FRÄULEINS.

Angelika

Upon earning her diploma with distiction from ESMOD PARIS fashion school, Angelika joined Strenesse as assistant designer in the sweater knit and cut & sewn sectors for GABRIELE STREHLE, STRENESSE's high end label. Two years later, she moved to Milan, Italy, where she was given responsibility to design and develop the Strenesse Gabriele Strehle high end women's collection, soon after including also the men's sweater line Strenesse Gabriele Strehle. She was eventually responsible for design concept, development, on-site pattern supervision and quality inspection in Italy and the Far East.

In 2005, following her six years with GABRIELE STREHLE, Angelika took up a position as senior designer for men's and women's sweaters at a newly-established label founded by American Eagle and based in New York City.

Angelika's work has been featured in publications in fashion magazines such as the ELLE Japan, RAY Japan, FLAIR Italy, TELVA Spain, and WWD.

In 2008, Angelika and Alexa launched The German Fräuleins.