An Austrian and Vienna-based designer who launched her own label three years ago, Claudia Rosa Lukas graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and in Berlin in 1997, where she was taught by Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Marc Bohan and J.C. de Castelbajac. Lukas won the Fashion Award of the City of Vienna in 2001 and in 2002 was one of the finalists in the 17th Festival International des Arts de la Mode à Hyères, in France. She is one of the 25 privileged European designers to join the European Commission's 'EU Gateway to Japan' project, introducing constantly evolving, inventive European fashion to the Japanese audience. In addition to her seasonal participation in Paris Fashion Week since 2001, Lukas also works in the fields of multimedia and costume design.

Selected Awards

  • 2001 Austrian Fashion Award for Contemporary Design
  • 1997 Prize of the Ministry for Science and Transport
  • 1996 Erasmus Scholarship UdK Berlin