Our first featured designer of the season is Los Angeles designer, Raquel Allegra. Deborah discovered the designer while at market and was struck by the fabrication. "The fabric is delicious and has a relaxed sophistication. It's luxurious," says Deborah. She first wrote the line while in Paris for Spring 2016. Deborah continues to write new pieces from Raquel Allegra for the South Tampa store.
Raquel is a self taught designer who took her own path in the industry. After a month of design school she dropped out and began experimenting with recycled T's from the Los Angeles Prison System. Raquel Allegra is known for her deconstructed aesthetic. She uses shredding techniques and flirts with mixing textures. Her fabrics are luxurious and her designs have a cool and modern bohemian style. You can find the Raquel Allegra label sold in Barney's New York and internationally at select boutiques. This season's collection consists of soft silhouettes in washed tie-dye prints and silk dresses with shredded edges.