About Rae

Rae is all about lively prints that paint a story of easy-to-wear, fun and feminine clothes by designer Denise Gertmenian.

Each and every print is born through an inspiration and an original hand drawn sketch, marked by the designers penmanship in the Rae logo.  This attention to detail translates through the brand's signature rompers, tunics, and shirtdresses. The pieces are designed to be mixed, matched, and versatile enough to wear in different ways and in different places.  

Rae embraces Denise’s Pasadena, California roots, and builds upon the last 10 years she has spent in New York working with major brands.  

Denise studied Anthropology at Wake Forest University and went on to FIT where she won the much coveted Annual Critic Award for her Designs. 

The spirit of exploring and being inspired by nature's textures, shapes, and colors, combined with being feminine, is at the heart of Rae--bold and whimsical prints, luxurious fabrications, and easy-to-wear signature pieces.

Rae has been worn by Fergie, Selma Blair, various primetime television stars, and top bloggers. Gayle King, editor of O Magazine, also wore Rae when she interviewed Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

Denise also enjoys mentoring children in programs that focus on girl's leadership and entrepreneurship for teens, and designed the Rae Butterfly Charity Scarf to raise money for AIM for Maternity, an organization that sponsors mother/child health in under-developed nations.