Keren Craig

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Keren Craig
Born (1976-02-27) 27 February 1976 (age 40)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Nationality British
Education Brighton Art College and Chelsea College of Art and Design
Occupation Fashion designer
Children Delilah (5) and Delphine (20 months)
Labels Marchesa

Keren Craig is an English fashion designer. Craig, alongside Georgina Chapman are the co-founders of the fashion label Marchesa, co-founded in 2004. Marchesa is a high fashion evening wear label with an eclectic aesthetic.[1]

Life and career[edit]

As teenagers, Craig met future partner Georgina Chapman while they were both students at Chelsea College of Art and Design.[2] Craig graduated from Brighton Art College in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Textiles with Business and afterwards concertrated on print and embroidery design. This included freelance printmaking at Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.[3]

In 2004, Craig and Chapman launched Marchesa which is named after socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati.[2] Investors of the brand include Giuseppe Cipriani and Steve Witkoff.[4] In 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's top ten finalists.[3]

As Director of Textile Design, Keren lends her vast knowledge of textiles, embroideries and beadwork to complement Georgina’s expertise in design and draping, resulting in the couture-level handcraftsmanship and attention to detail the brand is known for.[5]

It was confirmed in the UK Press that Chapman and Craig designed the wedding dress of footballer Wayne Rooney's fiancée Coleen, for £100,000.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tortora, Phyllis G.; Marcketti, Sara B. (2015-03-12). Survey of Historic Costume. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. ISBN 9781628921694. 
  2. ^ a b About Marchesa
  3. ^ a b nymag
  4. ^ Fashion Mini: February 2008
  5. ^ CFDA. "CFDA Members". CFDA. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Troophy wife". www.thesun.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 

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