Born in Berkeley CA to artisan parents, Raquel Allegra’s formative years encouraged a creative process of instinct, experiment and play. Raquel’s design career grew naturally with the origination of a shredding technique synonymous with the namesake label. Full length webbed cocoon shapes evolved out of laborious experiments with oversized vintage t’s recycled from the Los Angeles County Prison System, and informed a new informal beauty within the industry. 2009 marked a maturation for the Raquel Allegra brand as the collection expanded to include richly textured pieces in deerskin, linen, cashmere, and French lace. The label continues to garner admiration from celebrities, editors, stylists and savvy consumers from New York to Beirut.