27 Jun '14, 10pm
Peruvian Designer Claudia Bertolero Draws Inspiration From Her Peruvian Heritage, Culture & Horse
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, designer and founder Claudia Bertolero has had a longer education in fashion than most CFDA veterans. Starting her education in Florida at the University of Miami and taking Business Administration and Marketing at the Miami International University of Art and Design, she studied fashion merchandising before moving to Milan to work at both Prada and Versace. Taking classes in Interior and Textile Design at the Italian Insituto Europeo di Design, she spent her time in Milan split between work, school and shopping along the streets of the world famous Via Montenapoleone. On a trip back home to visit family and friends, she was gifted a horse and immediately fell in love with the equestrian sport.