Claudia Franco, the creative driver of Claudia F relishes telling stories in pongee silk, and her stunning woman’s hand painted scarf entitled “Pennellate Grigie” or brushstrokes in grey is a narrative about a lifelong love for elegant Turin where she first tapped into the artisan way of doing.
Hardly surprising, then, that when brushes, rollers, and other tools of the trade touch the silk a masterpiece like this one emerges. An exquisite blend of bold and sturdy brushstrokes they underscore the lusciousness of the colour palette bringing to the fore a scarf that enriches with its authentic beauty.
Being oversized, the scarf may be worn in many ways. She loves to be draped, she wraps beautifully, or if a casual feel is preferred she slings off the shoulder with the greatest of ease and grace. In fact, Claudia F’s abstract pattern silk scarf enshrined in warm colours is an accessory that you will cherish forever and a day!
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.