Claudia was born in Austria and studied at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin. She soon made a name for herself, obtaining the Ministry of Science and Transportation Prize and the Austrian Fashion Award for contemporary design.
The work of Claudia Rosa is not rupturing, but harmonious. Claudia confidently incorporates details into her creations that at another time were considered revolutionary, lessons learned by someone who has mastered her trade. Without fuss or sharp turns. With harmony, care and elegance. Allowing details to emerge gracefully, thus endowing garments with a meticulous feminine touch.
To this end, this Austrian designer creates exquisite designs that result in tidy, refined garments. This gives rise to a meticulous sobriety with flat colors and stylized figures that provide sophistication and femininity to women who do not require a grand display to attract attention. A studied, natural, and beautiful simplicity that unites the radical aspect of the aesthetic legacy of big names in fashion history with the well-balanced freedom of a highly talented young designer.
What inspires you?
It always depends on everything that's going on. Influences are everywhere, mainly people around me and their way of thinking, living and acting.
What is your dream as a designer?
Imagine if design could change the world. Apparently, this will forever remain a dream.
What has been the most important achievement of your career?
Every finished collection.
How important are trends?
I am a very attentive trend-watcher. Above all, tendencies in the fields of science, politics, economics and entertainment have an increasingly strong influence on fashion.
Fashion has always reflected a certain era. What does fashion reflect in the twenty-first century?
Anything goes. People love changes and new materials. The best advertising strategies will show us the way where it will go.
What book would you recommend to every fashion designer?
Every designer should be aware of the past. I would recommend exploring different costume histories and books about black-and-white portrait photography.
Claudia Rosa Lukas