Rachel Ellenbogen is a New York based designer and embroiderer inspired by color, texture and details. A graduate of Parsons BFA Fashion Design 2022, her work focuses heavily on hand embroidery and applique. She got her start and found a love of color in high school with a focus on colored pencil and collage. In 2018 she discovered a love for hand embroidery and has been practicing it ever since. At present she is focused on clothing, embroidered textiles, and art pieces. Rachel Ellenbogen was the runner up in the fashion student category in the 2020 Hand & Lock prize for embroidery, and she was the first place winner of the 2021 Hand & Lock prize for embroidery in the Student fashion category. Her BFA graduate collection “Terms & Conditions” was sponsored by Swarovski who provided her with crystals to embellish the collection.


Parsons School of Design, BFA fashion design, 2022.

2021 Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery, Student Fashion, 1st Place.

2020 Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery, Student Fashion, 2nd Place.

Unique and Handcrafted Piece

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