Rachel Comey launched her first collection of menswear in 2001. The collection proved a success and she began to develop a loyal following. By 2004 Comey had added womenswear and footwear to her expanding business. The women’s collection quickly took off and developed its own grassroots following among New York’s creative elite. Her collections became known for artful custom textiles, graceful modern silhouettes, and covetable footwear. Her work is said to be designed for real women, like herself, with strong opinions, big aspirations, and a view to the world that is at once radical and romantic.
Since launching her brand in 2001, Rachel Comey has collected a number of celebrity loyalists including the likes of David Bowie, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Adrien Brody. Combining vintage inspirations and chic urban styles, Rachel Comey's designs reveal her history while simultaneously pushing the fashion envelope.