ARAE is an artistic fashion brand that uses clothing and soft accessories as a canvas to portray different patterns using Shibori - a Japanese tie-dye technique.
Coming from a long line of artists and entrepreneurs ARAE is the result of Rachael's love of textiles and fashion. The brand name came from her nickname, Rae, combined with the word array:
Array: an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing.
Since being introduced to a sewing machine at a young age, fabric was the medium of choice to express herself. Using a natural color pallet and inspiration from patterns found in nature, it's easy to see how Rachael uses Shibori and fashion design to replicate these influences.
Rachael is inspired by patterns, texture, and color found in nature and is influenced by her travels around the world. Other inspiration comes from stained glass, and Islamic tile work.
Our hope is that with each garment, our customers will express their inner creativity through fashion and cherish their one of a kind piece for a lifetime, whether it be from our silk or wool collection.
All pieces are proudly made and hand dyed in Colorado by Rachael Levine in the ARAE studio.
ARAE supports the Sakura Foundation celebrating its Japanese-American heritage, culture, and community in the heart of downtown Denver.
Visit the ARAE Studio:
999 Vallejo Street
Denver, CO 80204