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Apparel | Monday, August 08, 2011

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MEET THE DESIGNER: Rachel Pullman

By Nancy Boyd

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Born in Canberra, 23-year-old Rachel Pullman moved to England and back to Australia before settling in the U.S. at age nine.

At age 12, she enrolling in sewing classes and embarked on the career that led her to the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA this year, and won both the Joseph Piselli Memorial and Joseph Chaus Scholarships.

Specializing in women’s evening wear with couture detailing, Pullman says that in her capsule collection for the 2011 Supima Design Competition: “I want to play upon the strength of Supima Cotton while adding textures to the already soft, luxurious hand . . . the pieces in this collection are about drape and form.”

At RISD, her faculty mentor for the Supima Design Competition was Meg DeCubellis.

See her capsule collection at 1 p.m. on September 8, when she shows as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center.

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