Rachel Comey is a New York based designer, whose namesake brand includes a women's collection of clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as a men's collection of clothing, shoes and accessories.
Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Comey graduated from the University of Vermont as an art major with a focus on sculpture. Comey moved to New York in 1998 to further pursue opportunities in the arts. Her collaboration with the band Gogol Bordello, for whom she designed stage sets and costumes, garnered her a place along with the rest of the group in the 2001 Whitney Biennial.
In September of 2001, Comey launched her eponymous collection of menswear inspired by the young music scene in New York. Thanks to strong word of mouth, the collection proved a success, and she began to develop a loyal following. The natural next step for Comey was to add womenswear to her burgeoning business. The women's collection quickly took off and developed its own grassroots following. Her collections became known for their artful custom prints, graceful modern silhouettes, a hand craftsmanship, and carefully chosen materials.
The brand appeals to the intelligence and independence of her customers, who appreciate the thoughtful details, offbeat charm and quiet humor in her designs. Comey is a member of the CFDA, and splits her time between NYC and her converted- laundromat home near a beach on Long Island's North Fork.
Her current collection is available at leading outlets around the world. Shop exclusive women's and men's styles online at http://rachelcomey.com/
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