FASHION DESIGN DIRECTOR, BRAND CONSULTANT, ENTREPRENEUR.
Rachael Bennett has a diverse fashion career that includes Design Director RACHEL Rachel Roy, Designer Calvin Klein, and business owner and design partner of Alessi.Bennett. She is a strong team builder with proven success in mentoring and inspiring others. Rachael is focused on building exciting lifestyle brands by designing and executing innovative style concepts that are on trend and brand right.
Rachael travels extensively throughout Europe and Asia for design inspiration, yarn developments, fabric R&D, and to manage the production of her collection. Rachael's pieces have been featured in multiple publications including Vogue, Teen Vogue, ELLE, Lucky, O Magazine, and WWD.
In addition to her current Design Director role at RACHEL Rachel Roy, Ms. Bennett consults with startups on the various needs of corporate design by combining her extensive expertise in brand direction, trend, and style inspiration with knowledge of domestic and overseas product development. She offers the development of concepts, silhouette direction, and execution of products that are innovative and consistent with brand identity.
Rachael is a faculty member of The Redwoods Initiative where she works with clients on branding, style execution, and business timelines. She was an invited speaker for Damsels In Design (DID), a women's networking group dedicated to empowering design professionals, where she shared insight into her personal design process.
Rachael Bennett received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University followed by post graduate studies at Parsons School of Design.
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