Claire Barrow, born in Stockton-on-Tees, moved to London in 2008 to study fashion design at the University of Westminster. During her time at Westminster, she began to paint one-off unisex leather jackets which gained her an instant cult following and various features in such titles as Vogue UK, Dazed & Confused, ELLE UK, Grazia and Garage magazine. Her signature dystopian aesthetic and unique way with fabrics have won her a legion of fans from Jessie J to Rihanna.
In May 2012, her graduate collection was filmed for Dazed 'Rise', which was showcased at the first London's Collections: Mens. Following the success of her exclusive collaboration with Joseph, featuring hand-painted biker jackets, trousers and bags, Barrow’s London Fashion Week debut was hotly anticipated.