Rachel Comey is a New York based designer, whose namesake brand includes a womens 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. For many years she denied her interest in fashion, instead opting to collaborate with friends on a variety of creative projects in art, costume and set design. 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. Success of the brand is still largely due to word of mouth, and by appealing to the intelligence and independence of her customers, who appreciate the thoughtful details and off beat charm manifested 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.