For as long as she can remember Milan-based Claudia Franco has loved colour and its infinite number of shades and tones. As for textiles, she has worked with many including cotton, but it is silk that she leans into; a natural fibre that in its complexity is a wonder of nature and a joy to work with.
Proud to be a keeper of traditions Claudia works with gusto tapping into her artistic bent to bring to the fore scarves that seem to open up our hearts. An execution of strict form with a large dollop of whimsy, “Geometrics” speaks to Claudia’s many gifts, not least of which is an inexhaustible imagination.
Her heart and soul are present too, as she choreographs scarves that hold you, and wrap you lovingly in their warmth, silkiness, and timeless design.
For us “Geometric” is an exceptional canvas that will not only treat you well for years to come, but will channel your beauty in ways never imagined.
About the Designer
“I am the daughter of immigrants from Lecce, simple people, tireless workers blessed with the gift of love and living with love.” This is how Claudia Franco, designer and creative director of her namesake brand Claudia F introduces herself.
She has a reserved pride veiled by a certain melancholy and mystery. Her beauty is subtle, her behaviour is poised, even noble, and her mane of dark hair coupled with exalting dark eyes reveals her southern Italian origins.
Claudia’s story, however, does not begin in Italy, but in the Black Forest where she draws her first breath. At six months of age her parents leave Germany to reunite with the family in Apulia. As a child Claudia spends much time with her beloved aunt, a seamstress who teaches her how to sew, embroider and crochet on textiles that soon become her passion.