DAMNsel is committed to the intersection of gender, society and fashion.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rachel Feinberg quickly found herself studying fashion design in New York City, at Parsons the New School for Design, and London, at Central Saint Martins. She completed her studies at Parsons in May of 2014. While there, she explored ideas ranging from androgyny to sustainability, all the while advocating and activating social change through her design. Through her work, Rachel strives to empower the wearer while sparking conversations pertaining to the status quo and the social expectations that govern us all. Since the launch of her “pussy pouch” luxury handbag collection, in addition to the DAMNsel Spring/Summer 2016 capsule, Feinberg has received critical acclaim as one of the industry’s most profound and highly anticipated up-and-coming designers.
Canadian born and bred, Breanne Harrison-Pollock came to the US to attend Parsons School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design. While at Parsons, she also studied at Central Saint Martins to further improve her capabilities. It was during her tenure at Parsons where she joined forces with Feinberg, and their collaborative brainchild DAMNsel was born. Pollock was amongst the top 25 selected for the 2014 Parsons Benefit. Shortly after, her thesis collection was displayed in the window of Saks Fifth Avenue. In May of 2015, Pollock was published in Sally Congdon-Martin’s “Emerging Fashion Designers”. Breanne Harrison-Pollock, similar to Feinberg, empowers women through her designs giving them a voice and overall form of expression through her clothing designs.