Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Calling all Maniacs!!

Welcome to my humble abode, Maniacs! 

For those of you that know me, I realize the website may have been the best place to start but I was just so damn excited to release my clothing line I couldn't wait...I also totally suck at HTML coding- but the most important thing is that I'm here now! Whether you've made your way over from Facebook, Etsy, Twitter, or Pinterest, come check out the new site to stay on top of updates and sales as well as new collections!

For those of you that just read that and are still wondering who the hell I am, my name is Rachel Riot, owner and designer of Manic Designs! Manic Designs is an edgy and unique women's clothing line that collaborates heavy metal music and timeless vintage fashion. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old and I will sew until the day I die. I can still remember sewing collections for my Barbies with Kleenex and spearmint dental floss for a runway show (those empty Kleenex boxes made a killer runway!)

Growing up, I got more and more into sewing and fashion design. After watching countless Hitchcock Films as well as other classics, I developed an admiration for vintage Hollywood starlettes like Audrey Hepburn, Yvonne DeCarlo, Grace Kelly and all the greats including Edith Head, the genius designer behind their simplistic yet breath taking gowns and costumes.

After growing up as the weird kid that watched old movies no one in my class had even heard of and sewed a bunch of weird shit (apparently that isn't cool until High School), I acquired a taste for heavy metal music, mostly death and thrash metal. Sick and tired of an abundance of the same goth and punk rock fashion tainting the industry, it finally dawned on me that maybe there were women out there feeling the same frustrations! I want to convey my passion for heavy metal music with garment details inspired by the beauty an complexity of the music incorporated with the elegance of vintage fashion. Thank you for visiting my site and helping me make my long time dream come true, stay tuned for new collections and upcoming events! 

The Riot

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”

- Edith Head (1907-1981)


  1. Rachel has style, poise, vision, drive AND talent! Check out her fashion-forward, eco-friendly designs and fabrics! I love Manic Designs! Support small business and Local artists!!

  2. Such an amazing designer with an even more amazing line!! Won't be disappointed in your purchases!

  3. The site looks amazing girl! I am so happy for you! I can't wait for you to get popular and everyone can see how amazing your clothing is! You know that I am never disappointed with my purchases!