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Fashion/Costume/Jewelry Designer Rachel Frank is bringing her unique edgy style to you by producing her first ever clothing line.
27 backers pledged $6,510 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi everybody!  Thanks for checking out my project!  In just a few weeks I will be moving back to Chicago to design, produce, and sell my first ever clothing line under my own label!  This has been a dream of mine for a very long time and I’m finally ready to get it up and running the right way. 

 For those of you who don’t know me I am a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Fashion Design Program, and have always had a flair for the dramatic.  My work is constantly changing, along with my inspiration, but always contains an aesthetic of detailed juxtaposition.  My favorite fabrics to work with are silk, wool and leather.  I am constantly inspired by a variety of things including natural occurring patterns in nature, literature, and the intricacies of machinery.  My work is not for the meek, but is all woman, and all drama.

I have been hand making and designing extreme custom pieces for years, and have often been asked, “When are you going to design something for me, for my size, or for my lifestyle?”  Well everybody, that time is now, and I need your help! 

 Until now I have only had the chance to make one of a kind pieces, none of which I have ever had the time, resources, and funds to mass-produce so everyone could have one.  But now I am ready to get this business started!  I’ve got a real studio and office that is actually separate from my living room and home (a real treat for me!)  I’ve already started designing for my spring and fall lines, check out some sketches here:

 http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s279/rfrank2/girlz.jpg

Looks good right?! Here’s how you can help!  Kickstarter is setup to help artists fund their projects and ideas (and I’ve got a lot of ideas!) Your contributions will pay for the cost of fabric, and the production of samples and you can pledge to donate however much you like!  Here’s the fun part, since you are helping me with your donations, I would like to give something back to you!  Based on how much you pledge, you will receive exclusive gifts like design sketches, handmade jewelry, photo prints of my work, invites to exclusive shows and events, even a custom outfit!!  Everyone who donates (even if it’s just $1) will receive a handwritten thank you note from me.

 This line is a dream of mine and with your contributions I will be able to make my dream dress into your dream dress, hanging in your closet.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me or leave some on here!!   rachelfrankdesign@gmail.com

 Thank you so much for taking the time to hear about me, my work, and my soon to be clothing line!

 Rachel <3

www.rachelfrankdesign.com

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    A handwritten thank you note on a one of a kind sketch.

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    A drawing print of one of the garments from my line, along with a personalized thank you note.

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    A limited edition Illustration RFD t-shirt.

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    A handmade, ONE-OF-A-KIND, RFD Steampunk Key Necklace. An invite to the presentation of my Spring/Summer Line.

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    A handmade, hand-dip dyed RFD silk tunic in the color of your choice.

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    RFD Box Set: A large, autographed, and framed print of any photo of my work, a limited edition RFD T-shirt, a one-of-a-kind RFD steampunk key necklace, and a one of a kind RFD steampunk hair pin.

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    A large, autographed, and framed print of any photo of my work. One garment of your choice from my Spring/Summer 2012 line.

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    A garment of your choice from my Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter Line. Be my assistant for the day of Chicago Fashion Focus, including backstage the night of!

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