Rack Addik

A little About Kelly...


KELLY DEMPSEY is a self-taught fashion designer and former contestant on Season 14 of “Project Runway” where she landed runner-up. She is the founder and creative force behind Rack Addik, a newly launched clothing line focusing on fashion forward street-wear. Dempsey embraces fashion as a creative outlet and as a child, her mother ran a craft store out of their home in Western MA. She spent countless hours watching her mother create anything from wind-chimes made of forks to custom hand sewn purses. Kelly felt a desire to create at a young age, and her original true-to-self vision is distinguished through her consistently eclectic design motifs. A product of a creative space, her visceral instinct for fashion is quickly making a name for herself throughout the fashion world.


Confidence is key. I am definitely not afraid to do something completely different then what everybody else is doing. I strive to see how far I can push the envelope. I also believe that being self-taught is a huge strength. I have created my own individuality, and have pick and chose what I wanted to learn along the way to create the designer I am today.
— Kelly Dempsey
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Age: 32
Hometown: Monson, MA
Favorite Designers: Alexander McQueen, Betsy Johnson, Jeremy Scott, Heatherette

Cover and Look Book Photographer- Dana Tarr Photography & Richard Bertone

Product Photography- Apex Visuals & Luvia Garcia