|Education||Brighton Art College and Chelsea College of Art and Design|
Keren Craig (born 27 February 1976 in Lucerne, Switzerland) is an English-Swiss fashion designer. Craig, alongside Georgina Chapman are the co-founders of the high-end fashion label Marchesa, co-founded in 2004.
Life and career
As teenagers, Craig met future partner Georgina Chapman while they were both students at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Craig graduated from Brighton Art College in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Textiles with Business and afterwards concentrated on print and embroidery design. This included freelance printmaking at Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.
In 2004, Craig and Chapman launched Marchesa which is named after socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati. Investors of the brand include Giuseppe Cipriani and Steve Witkoff. In 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's top ten finalists.
At Marchesa, Craig is Director of Textile Design.
On 25 June 2019, Craig announced that she is going to leave Marchesa, which came after Harvey Weinstein's controversy.
Her mother is the animator Bobbie Spargo, and her grandfather is Nicholas Spargo, creator of Willo the Wisp.
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