We can't remember a time when the phrase "perfect leather booties" wasn't immediately followed by her name, which is why we were so excited to peek inside Rachel Comey's newest collection. The designer, who creates shoes and accessories for men and women in addition to a full womenswear line, is an artist-at-heart who has even been featured at the Whitney Museum as part of its biennial. It comes as no surprise, then, that each show's soundtrack is a new live composition, performed by some of her closest, most talented friends. The (super-pregnant!) designer spilled on this year's intentionally eclectic tunes, as well as what gets her going, sonically-speaking.
It's one thing to say a designer has "dreamt up a collection," but where Rachel Antonoff is concerned, dreams are actually her singular source of inspiration: all of the gorgeous dresses, inventive patterns, and even the killer kicks she's made through her collaboration with Bass, started as a daydream while popping in some headphones and going for a jog. She's not messing around with these daydreams, either — Rachel even joined a softball team after being lost in thought over succeeding, A League Of Their Own-style — and while her athletic dreams may have faltered, we're thankful her adorable designs are going full-force. With a brother who's the lead guitarist of one of our favorite bands to make it big this year, Fun., and a boyfriend in the group as well, it's an understatement to say the designer is surrounded by music.