Raquel Allegra grew up in a creative California environment, where her artistic parents encouraged her to imagine, invent, and express herself. As a self-educated art student, working at Barneys New York, she experimented with vintage tees from the LA County Prison system, ultimately developing her own patented technique of shredding garments. Each piece is hand dyed, and gently crafted into a wearable work of art. Her label has evoked a cult following and in 2009, she expanded the line to include new textures and fabrics such as linens, cashmere, leather, and lace. Her clients include celebrities, stylists, and fashion savvy women from around the globe. Her collections are recognized for luxurious fabrics that melt to the touch. Every wardrobe deserves a Raquel Allegra treasure.