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If you haven't heard of LA-based sartorial talent Raquel Allegra, we invite you to get acquainted. The Berkeley-born designer had her first taste of fashion fame when she began receiving praise for the handmade cobweb-shredded tees she would sport during her stint as a Barneys Beverly Hills sales associate. It was only after countless requests from in-store clientele that she finally decided to create her eponymous label, which took the fashion industry by storm when Allegra used her signature shredding technique to transform oversized shirts recycled from the L.A. County Jail into amazingly chic tees.
Fast-forward to today, Raquel Allegra has evolved into a full-fledged ready-to-wear brand, featuring outerwear, dresses, and separates in a variety of textures. A top-notch representation of Allegra's talent is seen in the designer's latest pre-spring collection, which just hit stores last week. Flip through the slideshow to view the exceptionally-styled offerings, and shop the collection online or in-store at Barneys Beverly Hills or Elyse Walker today.
· Raquel Allegra [Official Site]
· Designer Watch [Racked]