We’re always thrilled to report on new and exciting lingerie lines, but it’s that much more delightful when the designer is one of our very own Lille girls! Rachel Rector, who may have assisted you tirelessly in the Lille dressing room on occasion, has moved on from the retail side of the lingerie world to pursue her true passion of designing, which she describes as being “anchored by the pursuit of play during a multifaceted creative process.” She aims to design well-fitting garments that lift a woman’s confidence and encourage exploring lingerie as fashion, like so many of the other creative young designers showcased on Lille’s walls.
Rachel hopes to launch her debut lingerie collection in Spring/Summer ’14, but this small capsule collection will be an exclusive preview (lucky us!) created for the Emerging Designer showcase at Portland Fashion Week. This collection was inspired by light filtered through stained glass windows, saturated desert sunsets, and the vibrancy of Portland’s flora under the silver winter sky. We hope you will all be there to show your support before she heads off to the Big Apple to pursue her dreams in earnest.