IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
One of the things we love most about our community is realizing how truly connected we are to one another. In the case of today’s collaborative story with Brand Assembly we’re referring specifically to Rachel Antonoff, an inspiring talent who we had the opportunity to reconnect with after our initial conversation in early 2014. Since then, it’s come as no surprise how quickly Rachel’s business has taken off, though as you’ll read in our conversation below, Rachel attributes her growth and success to the small victories and every day building blocks. We were thrilled to rejoin the designer at her new design studio in the Garment District where we played catch up on what’s changed in terms of her approach to design, personal style and everything in between. Discover a few snapshots from our afternoon below and catch the second half (featuring more of her studio) on The Assemblist.
I’m Rachel Antonoff! I think a lot of things have changed since our initial chat,
What tools would you advise aspiring designers to utilize in their own endeavors?
How do you celebrate personal style?
In your opinion, what has been the most exciting design milestone the Rachel Antonoff brand has achieved since it’s initial inception?
One of the things that I find the most exciting about this in general is that I don’t think I can actually pinpoint one milestone. It’s been tiny tiny building blocks, mixed in with some medium sized and bigger blocks, like doing collaborations with And Other Stories or BASS – those were really exciting great things for us. But it’s actually the small gradual daily work, combined with all of that stuff, that’s cemented and gotten us to where we are and where we want to go. We didn’t have a “thing” or catalyst for good things. Slow and steady!