Rachel Freire is an artist, clothing designer and leather specialist working across multiple disciplines of fashion, film and stage. Hailing from Liverpool and based in London, she has a background in fine art and a BA Hons in Design for Performance from Central Saint Martins. She launched her conceptual fashion label on the catwalks of London Fashion Week in 2009. 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, a gestural interface to compose and perform music with your hands. Her work is designed to tell stories, or to inspire them.

Most of our lives these days is a fantasy world, jumping from one reality to another. So why not dress for the party?

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.

2017 WEARsustain sustainable technology funding (for mi.mu gloves textile development)
          Artist in Residence at Autodesk Pier 9
2016 The Arts Foundation Fellowship for Materials Innovation (shortlisted)
2009 On|Off Presents.. On schedule launch show at London Fashion Week

Second Skin: An Exploration of eTextile Stretch circuits On The Body  |  R.Freire, P.Strohmeier, C.Honnet |  TEI2017 |  http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3025054  |  {OPEN ACCESS}  |
Make: Wearable Electronics  |  Kate Hartman |  2014 |  ISBN: 978-1-4493-3651-6
W: STORIES  |  Stefano 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

GUN FOR HIRE. CLIENTS include: Giles Deacon [leather specialist - couture]  |  Alexander McQueen/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 design/stylist/set design]  |  Emporio Armani, Temperley London, Coach, Kanye West, Victoria Beckham [LFW shows/sampling/stitch bitch]   |