She moves with ease, she is gracious and alert and her colourful hand painted silk scarves and wraps signed Claudia F are the epitome of elegance and superb craftsmanship.
Every scarf that Claudia F makes is a special silk mostly because of its unique colour theme that often depicts a personal journey or story. “Pennellate azzurre” or brushstrokes in blue informed by Apulia’s wild beauty is no exception.
With this scarf Claudia F shows a command of the spectrum fashioning it in a delightful abstract pattern immersed in blues, surreal dawn pinks, mustards and earthen tones creating wearable art that by its colourful personality may be paired with all and many outfits and ensembles.
A sublime oversized silk scarf brushed with a personal touch is a rarity, and so wouldn’t it make a terrific gift? And, of course adding to its value is the label Made in Italy.
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.