Rachel Freire is a clothing designer and leather specialist working across multiple disciplines of fashion, film and stage. Hailing from Liverpool and based in London, with a background in fine art and a BA Hons in Design for Performance from Central Saint Martins, she launched her conceptual fashion label in 2009 at London Fashion Week. Her background is evidenced in narrative and sculptural collections and unique commissioned pieces evoking timelessness and craftsmanship. Militaristic and futuristic accents compliment overtly feminine elements in the meticulous construction of each garment. Her East London atelier hosts a myriad of projects and collaborations, working with highly skilled artists and technicians who can be found in the credits. She is currently fascinated with combining fabrics and circuits to create functional garments for the future and is a director and textile designer at mi.mu gloves. Her work is designed to tell stories, or to inspire them.
Rebecca Elley is assistant designer at Rachel Freire Studio. She studied womenwear at Ravensbourne in London. Her work stems from a desire to accentuate and celebrate the feminine form, fusing science, mathematics, literature, art and everything in between. www.rebeccaelley.com
Most of our lives these days is a fantasy world, jumping from one reality to another. So why not dress for the party?
GUN FOR HIRE. CLIENTS include: Giles Deacon [leather specialist - couture] | McQ [leather specialist] | Marvel Studios [Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron - principal leather accessories and gloves. Designer: Alexandra Byrne] | Warner Bros [300: Rise of an empire - principal leather accessories and millinery. Designer: Alexandra Byrne] | HBO, Sony Music, Warner Bros, Universal Music, NBC, Lexus, Virgin Media, Glastonbury, RSC, Wilton's Music Hall, Bloomsbury Theatre [costume designer/stylist/set designer]
Make: Wearable Electronics | Kate Hartman | 2014 | ISBN: 978-1-4493-3651-6
W: STORIES | Stephano Tonchi | 2014 | ISBN: 1-4197-1417-1
Nirvana. Les Etranges Formes du Plaisir | MUDAC | Museum catalogue | 2014 | ISBN-10: 288474746X ISBN-13: 978-2884747462
ROCK STAR CHIC | Patrice Farameh | 2013 | ISBN 978-0-9840341-4-7 | Limited edition ISBN 978-0-9840341-5-4
ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials | Sass Brown | 2013 | ISBN 9781780673011
Design Behind Desire | Farameh Media | 2012 | ISBN 978-0-9830831-5-3
1 Brief, 50 Designers, 50 Solutions in Fashion Design | Rockport Publishers | 2011 | ISBN 9781592537136
Shoreditch Unbound | Limited edition | 2011
Aberrant Necropolis | Ellen Rogers | 2010