Rack Addik


THE STORY BEHIND RACK ADDIK...

 

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 out of the box 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 from 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 innate instincts for fashion has quickly made a name for herself throughout the industry.

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Confidence is key. I am definitely not afraid to do something completely different than what everybody else is doing. I actually enjoy it and see it as an opportunity to discover my own lane. I also believe that being self-taught is a huge strength for me. I hand-pick skills and techniques from which I learn along the way, to construct the designer I am today.
— Kelly Dempsey
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Age: 33
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