Rachel Ancliffe is a designer with a strong point of view that ranks high on the list of fashion forward designers in Portland. She’s been in the biz for over 15 years and has an impressive design resume that extends from her many years in NYC. And despite how easily she could be in more notoriously fashionable cities like New York or L.A., Rachel insists on raising the bar here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s both inspiring and impressive to witness her dedication to perfection, and to see her success and true joy in designing exquisite clothing. She is not one to sacrifice her sense of self, nor her aesthetic, and that reads loud and clear in her collections. Her latest creations are underlined by modern shapes, quality fabrics, fine details, and dreamy silks. The collection of mostly basics can be easily layered. I’ve singled out three of my favorite looks, as a bit of a sneak preview! See her entire collection this weekend alongside my new jewelry, at our Pop Up Event at Halo Shoes in the Pearl!
As you all know, I’m big on quality. I like to draw attention to things that are hand-crafted, and hand-crafted well. Rachel shares a similar sentiment towards precision, and it happens to be one of the integral aspects of her design process. She is relentless when it comes to her impeccable seaming, so I wanted to give you a microscopic view of the detail. Here’s a little lesson on seams and skills a la Rachel!
I hope to see you all this weekend!