Rachel Comey is a fashion designer born outside of Hartford, Connecticut. She attended the University of Vermont as an art major with a focus on sculpture. After college, Comey moved to New York City to further pursue opportunities in the arts. Her earliest efforts in fashion came as costume designer for bands in the burgeoning downtown music scene, earning her a place in the 2001 Whitney Biennial. By 2004, Comey had added womenswear and footwear to her expanding business. All woven garments are made locally in midtown Manhattan while footwear and knitwear is made in Portugal, Spain and Peru. Comey is a member of the CFDA and splits her time between NYC and her converted-laundromat home on Long Island's North Fork.