Our love for vintage seems to grow with record speed as each decade passes. We miss the hand stitched and embroidered clothing that our grandparents used to make for us and it is no surprise that those unique high quality and carefully constructed items are hard to find…especially when you don’t have time to scour the Vintage stores; with no guarantee you will find your desired item.
Inspired by her own mother’s dress making and driven by the lack of pleasing children’s clothing on the market, Rachel Riley started to smock, embroider and hand knit clothes for her three young children.
Living in the idyllic country setting of their chateau on the banks of the river Loire, Rachel’s designs quickly caught the eye of her friends and acquaintances. As word spread and demand grew, Rachel set up an atelier in her attic, hired seamstresses and pattern-cutters, and set to work using her trademark traditional techniques to create the line of children’s wear that we see today.
Rachel Riley’s commitment to traditional craftsmanship, fine tailoring and needlework have resulted in a unique line of children’s clothing, both remarkable to look at and functional for children to wear. From knitted cardigans and embroidered dresses to cotton pajamas and pokadot swimwear, each item in Rachel Ray’s baby and children’s line is a work of art.
You can find Rachel Riley clothing, online at alexandalexa.com, or take a peak below at our favourites:
Rachel Riley: White Bird Print Coverall, £39.00
Rachel Riley: White Dress With Ladybird Print, £79.00
Rachel Riley: White Ice Cream Print Top, £35.00
Rachel Riley: Chick Embroidered Cream Cardigan, £55.00
Rachel Riley: Red Polka Dot Swimming Costume, £47.50
Rachel Riley: Blue And White Striped Pyjama, £45.00