Rachel Comey's Long Island escape makes Fashion Week prep more play than work.
Designer Rachel Comey doesn't let the long, crazy hours of prepping for fall Fashion Week spoil her summer fun. In fact, she shuttles her whole team out to her Greenport, Long Island house to share a mix of draping and fittings, lobster dinners, and carnival rides. Here are Rachel's summer snapshots with a sneak peek at some Spring 2009 pieces in the works.
Left: The outside of my house—an old laundry building from the '20s, now covered with ivy. Right: Testing out my solar-powered crystal turning that I found at a yard sale that AM. Looking for solar power to help me through 'til Sept 5th!
Riding my bike to the beach with my friend Brian's float.
Left: Tomorrow is the 4th of July, so I hang my old flag off the front of the house. Right: Another day of draping and working on the porch. For my whole life, it has been my dream to be able to incorporate my work into my personal life in a pleasant and productive way. Finally, after many, many years of working toward this, I can now say I have found the necessary amazing people and really special place where I can make that happen.
Spring fabrics and shoe parts on the rocks
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