About Rachelle Briton...
Rachelle Briton is a former freelance stylist for MTV Networks who moved home to Austin in 2009 to start her signature label Rachelle Briton Design. Art and creativity have always been a part of Briton's inherent nature, but she refined her craft at Baylor University where she earned a bachelor's degree in fashion design. During college she studied fashion in Italy and France which has played an influential role in various pieces of her collection.
Named as a Designer Favorite by from nbcdfw.com, Rachelle has also taken home the Girly Award by Dallas Fashion Calendar and Style Geek, as well as Austin Fashion Week Best Mash-up Team Member
and Austin Fashion Week Nominee for Best Designer. You can check out Rachelle Briton on facebook or Twitter.
While Rachelle Briton is known for her signature guitar pick label, her clothing features unique details and clever silhouettes which highlight the various components of a rock star's wife/girlfriend, including lifestyle, cocktail, and evening-wear. Briton's designs transform ideas of femininity, vintage elegance, and rock star glamour into wearable masterpieces and she has something to offer every fashion lover for occasions ranging from a chic Austin party to the Academy Awards.
Rachelle's Battle with Chronic Sclerosing Osteomyelitis
Over the past two years, Rachelle has been forced to put her fashion design label on pause. She was diagnosed with Chronic Sclerosing Osteomyelitis (CSO), which is a very rare and delibitating/painful bone infection. She is headed to Miami in July 2013, to have the right side of her lower jaw removed and replaced with a titanium chain (Wide Jaw Resection). This will be the 5th surgery over the past year and a half. Six months to a year after the surgery this July, she will travel back to Miami to undergo a bone graft on her jaw. She will be required to have her jaw wired shut for nearly two months following that surgery.
As Rachelle has not been able to work on her fashion collection for two years because of this chronic illness, we are finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Albeit a long a grueling 12-18 month recovery period following her surgery in July, she is expected to fully recover and be able to pursue her dreams moving forward.
We appreciate all the love and support Rachelle's friends, family, and fans have offered and we will continue to push until Rachelle is back on her feet. For more information about Rachelle's upcoming procedures, click the "Indiegogo" widget. Thank you.