A Model of Collaboration
You would expect Camper to approach a fashion designer associated with the rock 'n' roll scene. You would also expect this New Yorker to accept the creative challenge of a brand like Camper. What you wouldn't expect is the kind of shoes spawned by this subversive romance. The Camper footwear designed by Rachel Comey is the epitome of rebellion, combining such radically different techniques as traditional craftsmanship and industrial manufacturing.
About RACHEL COMEY
After training as a sculptor at the University of Vermont, the artist moved to New York and entered the world of fashion, becoming involved in the field of artistic wardrobe design for the theatre and music groups. Her designs for the band Gogol Bordello were featured in the Whitney Biennial in 2001, when she launched her first men's collection. Rachel Comey's signature style, halfway between rock and vintage, was a success with the guys but it also appealed to girls, who bought up the smaller men's sizes in order to sport the label's designs. When David Bowie appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman wearing a Rachel Comey shirt, the New York label became an overnight success.