THE STORY BEHIND RACK ADDIK...
Rack Addik founder & product developer KELLY DEMPSEY, is a self-taught fashion designer from a small town outside of Boston Massachusetts. Kelly credits sifting through 25cent bins at thrift stores as a child to her innate eclectic design instincts that later landed her runner-up on Season 14 of ‘Project Runway.’
Kelly is most known for creating highly unique textiles from unexpected & unconventional materials. Soon after, Kelly publicly debuted her creative vision in which is now known as Rack Addik.
“I have spent the last couple years testing ways to integrate my love for mixed media art w/ fashion apparel. I am a big fan of creating handmade realistic textiles & have been working on ways to apply that to fabric. My goal is to incorporate unique materials that are often unconventional into everyday wear, sportswear, accessories, etc.
I am looking forward to designing a wider array of similar handmade textiles bringing more dimension to traditional 2D computer patterns .”
Dempsey embraces fashion as a creative outlet, and as a child, her mother ran a handmade craft store out of their home in Massachusetts. Kelly spent countless hours watching her mother create everything from wind-chimes made from forks, to hand sewn purses. After growing up and being ridiculed for her beloved thrift store finds, Kelly felt a deep desire at around the age of 9, to transform her repurposed clothing into something completely new to overcome the negetivity & create a new style all her own.
Today, Rack Addik stands strong in celebrating everyones own individual imagination. A product of a creative space, Kelly's knack for design has quickly made a name for herself throughout the industry.
KELLY DEMPSEY- Lead Designer & Founder
Hometown: Monson, MA
Favorite Designers: Alexander McQueen, Betsy Johnson, Jeremy Scott, Heatherette, Lisa Frank
Cover and Look Book Photographer- Dana Tarr Photography, Richard Bertone
Product Photography- Philip Lund, Apex Visuals, Luvia Garcia