Rachel Mills

Fashion Quarterly - - Style -

An­other de­signer chal­leng­ing the in­dus­try model with a slower, more thought­ful ap­proach is Rachel Mills. “I’m ex­tremely pas­sion­ate about the ac­tual mak­ing that goes into a gar­ment,” she ex­plains. “I want more ev­ery­day peo­ple to be aware of just how much time, ef­fort, skill and care this takes.”

Rachel’s pol­ished, func­tional and ver­sa­tile pieces are cre­ated lo­cally from dead­stock and or­ganic fab­rics, and a key aim for the la­bel is to help cus­tomers bet­ter un­der­stand the eth­i­cal and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues in­volved with main­stream gar­ment pro­duc­tion.

This ed­u­ca­tional ethos took a lit­eral turn last year when Rachel ran a se­ries of wellat­tended pat­tern­mak­ing and sewing classes, and as­pir­ing de­sign­ers will be pleased to know she’s look­ing to “grow that into an even big­ger project” in 2018.

With a con­scious ap­proach to the mak­ing process, Rachel Mills turns dead­stock and or­ganic fab­rics into func­tional, wear­able pieces.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.