Born in 1994 in Barcelona. Claudia was always dreaming of becoming a fashion designer. In 2012 she started her studies at LCI-Barcelona. In summer 2014 she spend several months at Central St. Martins - UAL London, studying the Advanced Fashion Design course, improving her abilities and skills. And in March 2015, Claudia moved to Norwich, a city located in the East Anglia region of the UK, where she participated in an exchange program at Norwich University of the Arts.

 

"I find inspiration in many designers. For instance, Vivianne Westwood's innovative way of thinking inspired by teaching me about the value of breaking the rules and doing what one wants."

 

 

In her last year of university, Claudia was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Hempel Award Contest at Beijing, where she had the opportunity to show her final project at the China Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. At the end of her studies she had the opportunity to take part at the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week along with other university peers.

"I have always been passionate in the world of design, the creative process behind every creation is the beauty of this profession. You will never enjoy the results if you don't enjoy (and suffer) this creative process."

 
 

Her dream was to take her backpack and travel around the world in order to find new inspiration, to encounter other cultures, and improve her skills and life experiences in a personal and professional way. Once she finished her studies in July 2016 she finally had the opportunity to do so.  A highlight of this trip was the three months adventure in NYC, where she was able to extend her language skills and soak in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city. 

 

"I consider myself as an ambitious and perfectionist person, but I have learned to be realistic and mesure my efforts, giving importance to the significant things. All the effort that I have dedicated in every project returns to me in terms of satisfaction and happiness."

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After that, she moved to a township quite close to Dakar, Senegal, with the ambition to help and to teach through what she loves the most. She spend ten months as a pattering and sewing teacher in a women’s center.

 

"This has been a reciprocal learning experience. These women thank me continuously. And I also thank them for teaching me so much."

 

 

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From September 2017 until August 2018, she received the opportunity to work in a brand called Annemie Verbeke in Belgium. She was able to watch and work with Annemie, the designer, on the new woman collection AW/WI 2018/19. Her tasks reached from researching inspiration to crafting designs, producing prototypes, preparing shootings, editing fashion editorials and designing the store showcase. 

 

"Thanks to the knowledge acquired by the experiences made and to my critical thinking, I am able to demonstrate my capability in front work through the creative process, while meeting the upcoming challenges adapting easily to changes."

 

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After coming back to her beloved city, she has been working in several companies while doing personal projects which allows her not to lose the sense of creativity.

She creates handmade dresses for women by request, this allows her to work directly with the costumer, design and make the end product.

She also launched a fashion clothing brand named Happy Funerals (www.happy-funerals.com) in search of the perfect aesthetic.

 

Claudia consideres herself as an nonconformist person. She enjoys the results of hard working, she also loves the creative process and the tremendous investigation behind every creation. 

I don’t believe in success as the applause of people. Success is the personal satisfaction deriving from effort and the well done work, because after all, the only thing that remains is our own experience."

 

She is active, ambitious and a dreamer.

She lives fashion as a game, in which the only rule is that there’s no rules.

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