"I hope to empower people to take part in alleviating hunger around the world and to show consumers that even small actions, including their purchases, can make a difference."
Raised in Northern California, Rachel grew up immersed in the issues of Vogue magazine she collected and dreamt of being a designer. After attending college in Washington, DC, Rachel moved to New York City and began styling magazine shoots. Inspired by the strong, confident working women she knew, the Rachel Roy New York collection debuted in Spring 2004. The collection embodied an effortless, elegant and exotic lifestyle with Rachel’s design hallmarks of print/pattern mixing, the pairing of opposites and defining details that take women from day to evening. From the very first collection, Rachel has created modern iconic pieces – the trench, the blouse and the dress - that are, and continue to be, the cornerstones of women’s wardrobes.
Rachel is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and continues to be actively engaged in the evolution and integrity of the fashion industry. Rachel has been recognized by the Accessories Council with an ACE AWARD for best brand launch as well as Mattel’s 10 Women to Watch and numerous best dressed honors including by Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List. Rachel has also been recognized for her innovative brand and film work by AdWeekMedia and the LaJolla Fashion Film Festival.