Claudette Joseph was my heroine at collage! I completed the Colchester Institute Art foundation course, specialising in Fashion prior to going to University, Claudette used to pick me up from Witham train station and drive me to collage, thereby dramatically reducing my daily commute. In return, I modelled her glorious designs whenever she wanted and silently hero worshipped her! I never mastered pattern cutting and have absolute reverence with those who can and believe me Claudette Joseph can! Her graduate collection back in the day was exquisite and her skills revered by the courses tutors, since then she’s gone on to work for some of the biggest commercial retailers such as Arcadia, Jasper Conran and Jean Muir as well as working freelance blessing other designers with her skills. Launching her own label and selling at boutique shows and in specialist designer fairs has enabled the Claudette Joseph brand to reach a worldwide clientele. The base line collection screams quality and skill and I am extremely impressed with my experience of her bespoke service!
Claudette on Claudette Joseph the Brand:
The professional woman wants to dress with individuality, femininity and most importantly practicality. Work wear needs to be smart but approachable, modern but not trendy, fit for business but personalised. As our work and social lives blur, women increasingly seek clothes that are contemporary and that work for both day and evening. The Claudette Joseph range has a formal edge with a runway attitude. What you get is femininity that is not overtly sexy and a fabulous fit with subtle detailing that is as appropriate for a business meeting as well as being glamourous after hours.
The collection uses only the finest of fabrics. Pure new wool, cashmeres, silks and wool crepe all play a dominate role in this collection for their versatility, comfort and soft drape handle. The beautiful wool/cashmere blends are ideal for the coats and jackets, keeping out those cold winters chills, and the softest of silks are perfect for the feminine shirts and blouses.
Claudette Joseph offers two distinct services for her client’s needs. The first is a seasonal ready to wear service where one can purchase any of the current collection directly.
The second is a made to measure service where you can purchase anything from our ready to wear collection and have it tailored to fit your needs by maybe changing the fabric, colour, lining , detailing etc.
chrck it online via www.claudettejoseph.co.uk
(words by AS and adapted from Claudettes’s website)