As a Designer, the influence of both her French and German backgrounds is evident in Claire’s unique approach to design that seamlessly combines both creativity and precision.
“I come from a family of engineers, which probably explains my obsessive attention to detail and construction”.
However, in contrast to her empirical approach concerning construction and technique, it is the distinctive pairing between her yearning to transform abstract concepts into a tangible article along with her abiding curiosity into the nature of human relationships, which have always been the driving force behind Claire’s inspiration and passion for Design.
“Each collection gives me the opportunity to explore the complex interactions which occur between us as human beings. I believe that it is those interactions, both with each other and with the things we are surrounded with, that ultimately enable us to define ourselves. As a design discipline Fashion is unique, in that the work influences and interacts directly with both the body and identity of the recipient. It now makes perfect sense to me as to why I was drawn to designing clothing”.
Having worked for Luxury Brands; Emerging Designers; Mid-Market Contemporary Brands as well as Fashion Publications, Claire has gained a wide-ranging knowledge of the business of Fashion. She understands the importance of knowing her customer and meeting her clients’ needs. It is for this reason that she has chooses each season to exclusively share her collections directly with her clients.
“I genuinely believe that my designs are only truly complete when they are worn. I believe that the relationship between a garment and it’s wearer is as important as the relationship between the garment and it’s architect. I treasure each and every conversation I am able to have with a Client, I love to hear their thoughts and to see their reactions to the individual pieces of a collection. It is such a crucial part of my process and my growth as a designer”.
Having moved back to London from New York, Claire started her own label. In November 2014 she hosted an exclusive London event to showcase her debut pre-collection ahead of the much anticipated launch of the brand’s first full collection. In the meantime Claire continues to work on Private Orders upon request as well as multi disciplinary collaborations with other designers.