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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Designer

Rachel Park

Rachel Park is a tie designer and founder of Rachel Park Designs. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the Midwest of the US, Rachel grew up making clothes for her family and friends. She took her passion and decided to turn it into a career, launching a label from her kitchen, where she created her first ten ties. Rachel managed to come through in a very saturated market and had her ties worn even on the red carpet at the Emmys. In 2014, she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. After over a year of chemotherapy, surgeries and radiation, Rachel was officially declared cancer-free. This experience led to the development of Survivor Moda and The ParkPuff™, a portable, stylish chest-comforting seatbelt pillow for breast cancer patients. She is also a breast cancer awareness advocate (especially for young breast cancer survivors) and works hard to spread awareness about the condition. In this interview, she discusses what makes a good tie, how to match your tie to your outfit and the lessons she learned from running her business.

“One of the hardest things about chemotherapy was losing my taste buds, so it’s been really exciting to be able to taste good food again.” Who is the Rachel Park Designs customer? ? Rachel Park: Dapper men and women who own their unique style. They value quality, craftsmanship, fit and are willing to invest in bespoke clothing. They love customized details and exquisitely distinct touches to their look, like my made-to-order luxury ties. What is the biggest thing you’ve learned from developing your brand? RP: Believe in yourself; it all starts from there. Have enthusiasm and confidence in your product and brand!

Photos credits: Rachel Park Left: Wearing one of her signature scarves during chemotherapy Right: At her first fashion event after breast cancer treatment, wearing one of her designer ties

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