Ex-club kid/figure skater Richie Ritch and ex-cowboy Traver Rains formed fashion-trendy Heatherette by accident. As a hobby, the duo would customize leather goods and tee shirts in their living room, to wear to the clubs. At a party in late 1999 the head buyer of Patricia Field approached Ritch with an offer he couldn’t refuse. She fell in love with the shirt he was wearing and ordered twenty on the spot. The rest is history.
They have been featured in every major fashion magazine and their clothes have been seen on every trend-setting celebrity from Paris Hilton to Pink. They have also designed outfits for HBO’s “Sex in the City”, the classic rock band “Aerosmith”, designs for MAC cosmetics, and much, much more.
“All the kids — club and otherwise — can rest easy. Heatherette’s indefatigable designers, Richie Rich and Traver Rains, are here to stay.” Women’s Wear Daily.
Written by Pinky-A-GoGo