JL: What do you hope to convey to women through your designs and style? How do you want your pieces to be interpreted?
CF: My design philosophy is that all women have the right to look and feel beautiful no matter their age, color, size or origin. I want women to feel a sense of luxury when they put on their CAMILLA piece.
JL: You’ve had a successful career as a designer and have traveled and met people from all over the world; what are some of the most influential things you’ve seen and learned? What are some of the most important discoveries you’ve made through creating your own label?
CF: Through my travels I have met so many influential souls—from the villagers along the Machu Picchu trek to the textile artisans scattered through the depths of Mexico. I am so blessed to have experienced so many people from all walks of life. One of the most overriding things I have learnt from these people is their connection with Mother Nature and the land—the great provider. I try to get back to my roots through meditation and yoga, it helps balance my soul. Creating my own label I have discovered the importance of my team and my support networks. Having a great team behind me, to support me makes all the difference, they give me the confidence to keep going and create crazy/magical designs!