Young East Lancashire designer causing ripples on British fashion scene
A YOUNG designer who is causing ripples on the British fashion scene is set to launch her second collection at the end of London Fashion Week this week.
Claudia Ferguson, 23, is to reveal her latest 22 creations at a closing event in the capital on Friday.
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Already she has attracted the attention of renowned celebrity fashion stylists and has been featured in OK! magazine and national newspapers.
Ms Ferguson, who grew up in Burnley and went to school in Blackburn, said: “It’s unbelievable how my dresses have created such an interest in such a short time.
“I love to allow ladies to show off their figures in dresses that are sheer class and very sexy all at the same time.”
Her clothing is especially popular with TV presenter Lizzie Cundy, who has worn her designs four times.
Now the former Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School student has launched her business CC Couture by Claudia Croazzo, named after her mum’s Italian family’s name. The family has been involved in the retail of fashion wear and clothing in the Bassano del Grappa region of northern Italy for the last 50 years.
Ms Ferguson was educated at St Joseph’s Park Hill in Burnley and also completed an art and design course at Blackburn College.
She went on to win a place on the fashion design and styling degree course at the University of Salford.
After graduating she worked on a spring summer gym-wear collection for Neu Apparel in Manchester but her passion was to move to London.
She secured a position working on the knitwear collection for Jacque Vert who have more than 470 outlets across Britain.
Ms Ferguson said: “My experience there was invaluable.
“But my aim was always to set up my own fashion house.
“When I presented a collection at the Portobello Young Fashion Designers show in February that was when things started to take off.
“I was invited to show at a fringe event at the Mint Leaf Lounge Bank during London Fashion Week.
“My dress collection was shown alongside a jewellery collection which together looked fabulous.
“Initially the plan was for my collection to open the show,.
“But when the organisers saw it they decided it should close the show, which was very exciting.”Read more at:sexy formal dresses