Claudia F’s dedication to craftsmanship is humbling! She is a hands on artisan, leaving nothing to chance selecting the very silks that shall become her divine hand painted wraps and scarves.
In “Pennellate Marroni” or brushstrokes in brown Mother Earth takes a bow. Here Claudia F draws inspiration from the natural order of things choosing a blend of hues that mimic subject matter’s ability to inspire, and to inform.
An authentic show of force, this scarf is a work warrior enchanting with her beauty, updating and adding flair to any and all outfits. The cornerstone of wardrobes scarves never go out of style, they serve to channel unique looks, and work beautifully from desk to dusk.
In all, a woman’s silk scarf hand painted in Italy by a consummate artisan is a rarity, and oh what a perfect 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.