RACHEL F. is a captivating line of accessories based out of Montreal with global appeal of conscious production of consumer goods. Everything that RACHEL F. creates is made from personally deconstructed vintage pieces of leather and fur. But don’t get it twisted, the final product looks and feels like a luxurious, carefully designed, brand-spankin’-new, one of a kind product. In addition, all the final pieces are locally handcrafted – an important way to expand the existing fashion, design, textile and crafts industry in Canada.
Rachel Fortin, the designed behind RACHEL F., has created warm and cozy hats, hobo-chic purses and bags, luxurious fur collars and belts, as well as enticing earrings. The FW 2013 collection, that was inspired by the Montreal’s atmosphere in the 1970’s during the holiday season, is as authentic as it can get. When I saw a number of pieces at The One of a Kind Show in Toronto, I was instantly captivated, drawn and inspired to go back in time by acquiring a statement fur hat.