Born in Hartford, Connecticut, 1973. Rachel Comey studied sculpture at University of Vermont; moved to New York and designed costumes for theatre and musicians. Former Theory design consultant. Launched New York-based line in 2001 as menswear only, bought by women in small sizes. Began women's collection in 2003. Comey's work for Gogol Bordello featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Known for her exclusive prints and attention to detail. Shoe line for both men and women, born of difficulty in finding the right shoes to style her runway collection. Design facilitated by her background in sculpture. Ethically made in Peru, you can find mens and women's collection at her site and at online stores Totokaelo and Creatures of Comfort.