What happens when you combine artisan California roots and vintage T-shirt savvy with luxurious fabrics such as as deerskin, cashmere and French lace? Ridiculously cool clothes, that’s what!
Known for beautifully textured, almost cinematic designs that constitute wearable art, Raquel Allegra is fast attracting celebrity clientele (Lady Gaga, Heidi Klum, the Olsens) and grabbing the attention of fashion editors across the globe (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, the list goes on). Her signature shredding technique produces a texture reminiscent of torn cheesecloth. Her sophisticated tie-dye pieces evoke Rorschach tests, X-rays and fossils. Her thin, cocoon-like silk and linen pieces are so soft, you’ll want to live in them. One of my favorite pieces: This sexy halter dress.
With a price point hovering well above $140, her clothes are somewhat of an investment. But the quality and versatility makes them very attractive. Stay tuned for lovely leather pieces this Fall, including T-shirts with leather inserts and amazingly draped leather jackets. In the meantime, hurry to her sample sale May 30 (10 a.m.–3 p.m.) and May 31 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.) at 834 S. Broadway (4th Floor) in downtown Los Angeles.
Raquel Allegra is sold online and internationally in select boutiques, including Barneys NY, Assembly New York, Liberty of London and Harvey Nichols. Find a store near you.