FORA.tv Speaker - Charline De Luca
Born and raised in Rome, where she developed a taste for beauty and perfection, Charline De Luca attended the American School before moving to New York to study architecture. While earning her B.A. at New York Institute of Technology, she developed her great passion for shoes.
Ms. De Luca moved back to Rome in 2009 and worked for Fendi in the retail design department. This experience convinced her to concentrate on her own project. In 2010, she moved to London to attend Central Saint Martins College of Fashion and, in early 2011, Ms. De Luca started work on her first collection.
In July 2012, she was named third best at the Who Is On Next? international competition organized by Vogue Italia and Altaroma. Her Zaha shoe from the 2012/13 Autumn/Winter collection was selected for the recent Shoe Obsession exhibit at The Museum of The Fashion Institute of Technology, which featured more than 150 examples of extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century fashion.