Approaching the industry with a unique and varied skill base, Claire is a professional, hands-on fashion creative, balancing imagination with practical expertise. She is experienced in visual merchandising, styling, design and costume coordination. With an innate understanding of not only what to wear, but how to wear it, her aesthetic is informed by her knowledge of fashion history, respect for innovation and a sound understanding of construction, fabrication & fit.
Claire holds a Bachelor of Design (Fashion) from RMIT and an Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre & Events (Technical Production) - Costume from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). She has worked with clients including the City of Melbourne, Willow, Mimco, Sportsgirl, ALESSA, Elle Boutique and the Salvation Army’s Salvo’s Stores.
She is the Australian blogger for Japanese fashion network RUNWAY Channel, contributes to XPress’ fashion magazine & fashionising.com and has run a personal style blog, www.the-harbour-master.com, since 2009.
Currently based in Perth, Western Australia Claire is available as a creative visual consultant and fashion writer.