Every Italian scarf hand tooled by Claudia F stands as a testament to the real Made in Italy, and “Zaffiro” inspired by the heavenly blue gem is no exception. Interestingly, the ancient and medieval worlds believed that the sapphire brought protection, good fortune and spiritual insight.
The artisan’s affinity for the celestial side of things shows up here, in her silk and Italian cashmere scarf that emerges from a deep regard for beauty, and for the importance of creating something with an intrinsic value.
Worn over jackets and coats, or simply draped for a splash of colour on a gloomy day “zaffiro” is a divinely elegant understatement. A unique scarf with unique qualities is appropriately a Limited-Edition item.
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.