An advocate of making by hand, Milan-based Claudia F is an artisan, and shining young star. Not swayed by fame or material trappings she prefers spending her time perfecting an art form using beauty to lift hearts and nourish souls.
In “Fiori tra le Pennellate”, literally “flowers between brush strokes”, the artist masterminds a gorgeous scarf in pongee silk narrating her dream in splendid hues and shapes.
A dreamscape of colours this lively canvas whether draped, wrapped or casually slung off the shoulder is one of those timeless accessories that will add a colourful cure for the blues. Moreover, an original artisan-crafted woman’s scarf, a rarity in a world obsessed with speed, would also make a superb gift.
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.