Claire Ritchie


What's one piece of clothing you'll never get rid of and why?

My black velvet Paul Smith jacket. I bought it at an op shop for $15 bucks, it goes with everything and I wear it all the time. 


Last time you smiled?

Right now! I'm always smiling...


Favorite color? Why?

Blue. And pink. And red… Don’t make me choose! It’s like asking me to choose my favourite child...


Can you remember the last compliment you received? What was it? 

I saw someone wearing one of my tops this morning. Seeing people out and about wearing things I created - that’s a huge compliment. 


What's the luckiest thing that's ever happened to you? 

Probably breaking my ankle while playing roller derby a couple of years ago! It forced me to stop and think about things, It allowed me to concentrate of my drawing in way I hadn't before.


Favorite designer?

Rai Kawakubo. She has a fantastic use of shape in her garments. 


What's one thing we should know about you?

That my concentration face looks very angry. But I want everyone to know I’m not angry! Just very focused. 


Do you have a guilty pleasure song? What is it?

Runaway by Janet Jackson. But you have to watch it with the video!


What's the last thing you ate?

A lolly. From my secret studio lolly stash. 


Place you've always wanted to travel, but haven't yet?

Iceland. The landscape looks incredible. 



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And check out her full-length interview here.