Claudia F’s “Farfalla del Salento” in hand painted pongee silk expresses, one bold and assertive brushstroke at a time deeply held feelings about the women of Salento whose strength and fortitude remain a source of inspiration.
A silk wrap in a vibrant colour palette emerges, warming and welcoming in its flow and flair designed to add charm to a blazer, say, or any other garment you choose to match her with. Equally, this shawl-like scarf endowed with an unmistakable Italian style would make a first-class accessory even for the jet set.
Indeed, “Farfalla del Salento” in her authenticity, and open heartedness is one of those exceptional silk scarves that exudes, perhaps deliberately, a protective silky embrace that gives us the courage to navigate any and all challenges that come our way.
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.