From Oprah and Michelle Obama to Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Mendes, celebrities and dignitaries everywhere have been wearing contemporary fashion designer Rachel Roy’s modern and chic apparel for nearly a decade. Featured in this Designer Spotlight, we take a peek into the captivating world of Rachel Roy, and discover why she’s become one of the hottest fashion designers today.
About Rachel Roy
With a winning combination of exotic beauty, philanthropic devotion, and business-savvy expertise, fashion designer Rachel Roy first came onto the fashion scene in 2005 by launching her first collection.
“In one of the fashion industries highest honors, Roy was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2007. In 2009, Roy launched her affordable fashion companion to the Rachel Roy collection, RACHEL Rachel Roy.” [Source: About.me]
In addition to balancing a flourishing and high-profile career, Roy is also a mother and globe-trotting philanthropist. “Roy has worked with organizations like Piece & Co., Born Free Africa and charity:water over the past few years.” [Source: TheDailyBeast] Each season, she produces several pieces of her collection in a third world country, with the assistance of local artisans. She believes in helping to develop underprivileged nations by giving them projects that boost their economies and provide them with the opportunities to showcase their abilities.
As an example, “Rachel partnered with Piece & Co on a Holiday 2013 capsule collection – 6 items – that created employment for artisans in developing countries. Even small collections have a big impact on artisan lives, as 42 artisans and 275 dependents in Guatemala and 35 artisans and 136 dependents in India benefited from the project.” [Source: TheDailyBeast]
Rachel Roy Apparel
Known for striking, contemporary pieces fused with global-inspired influences, figure-flattering silhouettes, and bold graphic prints, Roy designs modern and feminine apparel that women of all ages can enjoy.
From glamorous dresses and casual skirts to elegant tops and cozy outerwear, Rachel’s apparel transitions seamlessly from work to weekend. Featured here are several of her best-selling looks this season.
Rachel Roy Dresses & Skirts
Rachel Roy Tops & Bottoms
[Image Credits: Rachel Roy]