Raquel Allegra Fashion for Women
Raquel Allegra designs each of her pieces with a certain style icon, like Kate Moss, Jane Birkin or Cate Blanchett, in mind - she believes it gives her collections more personality. Cut from soft satin-jersey, this midi skirt has asymmetric ruching along the front and a thigh-grazing slit. Wear yours with everything from a chunky sweater to the label's coordinating top.
Raquel Allegra spends months at a time experimenting and playing with fabrics to develop new ways of dying pieces. Made from light-gray, charcoal and storm-blue cotton-blend jersey, this dress is cut for a loose shape and has seamed pockets to emphasize the laid-back feel. The designer loves to pair her maxis with slides and boots.
Raquel Allegra's sweater is lightly shredded along the front for a cool, lived-in feel. Spun with hints of fuzzy mohair and alpaca, this relaxed-fit piece is a warm shade of mustard that works with more than you might think - we like it with navy, charcoal and rust.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. When speaking to us about her hand-washed tie-dye technique, Raquel Allegra explained "we've been doing it since the beginning. It's really part of the DNA." Made in the label's atelier, this jumpsuit is cut from soft cotton-blend jersey in a relaxed silhouette. Slip it on at the weekend, knotting a denim jacket or sweatshirt around your waist.
Although she studied traditional draping and pattern making at college, Raquel Allegra prefers to experiment by cutting and dying her designs by hand. This tank is made from velvet that's blended with a hint of silk for softness. Wear yours half-tucked to highlight the signature frayed hem.
The EDIT calls an ethereal white dress summer's game-changing piece, and Raquel Allegra's ivory maxi is an effortless option. Crafted from the brand's 'liquid satin', this style has a flowy silhouette and billowing sleeves. It's detailed with ties at the buttoned cuffs and back.
crêpe, multicolour pattern, round collar, sleeveless, no appliqués, no pockets, unlined, no fastening, dress
Raquel Allegra loves to experiment while designing, often fraying, washing and unraveling clothing to create unique finishes. Spun in a relaxed silhouette, this sweater is knitted from cashmere that's lightly distressed to mimic the look of a well-worn favorite. Play with texture and layer yours over a fluid slip dress.
Raquel Allegra told us that she wanted her T-shirts to feel like well-worn, vintage pieces, so she started unraveling fabrics to create her now signature 'shredded' effect. This cotton-blend jersey top is tie-dyed and has a longer back hem that offers coverage if left un-tucked. Wear it with your favorite jeans.
Raquel Allegra's top is so versatile, especially when teamed with the matching skirt. Made from ultra-soft satin-jersey, it has ruching along the front and falls to a rounded, asymmetric hem. Wear yours with slides for a more casual take.
Raquel Allegra's plush velvet top has a drawstring hood and signature frayed edges. The label's lookbook shows this piece worn under jackets and layered over long-sleeved tops - it's so versatile. Try yours with the matching culottes or jeans.
crêpe, no appliqués, solid colour, short sleeves, no fastening, multipockets, round collar, unlined, dress
The rich color palette in Raquel Allegra's Fall '17 collection is inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica and '70s Japanese film Belladonna of Sadness. Made from fluid satin-jersey in a lustrous emerald hue, this maxi dress has thin waist ties that temper its loose fit. We love how the gathered front accentuates the plunging V-neckline.
Raquel Allegra's top is handmade from semi-sheer cotton-gauze that feels light and breezy against the skin. It's loose and easy shape is defined by a V-neckline and raglan sleeves. Style yours with cargo pants at the weekend or slip it over a bikini at the beach.
Raquel Allegra's sweater has the same deconstructed finish as the trademark shredded tees that the brand launched in 2002. This army-green design is knitted from cashmere and has a loose fit, making layering smooth and easy. We love how it looks just as great with wide-leg pants as it does with jeans.
Raquel Allegra's designs are handmade "with love & enthusiasm." Cut from plush velvet that's blended with silk for softness, these black culottes are pleated through the front to enhance their wide-leg shape. Style yours with the matching tank or a camisole.
plain weave, basic solid colour, round collar, long sleeves, frills, multipockets, unlined, no fastening, dress
Raquel Allegra's tank top is made using traditional hand tie-dyeing techniques so each piece is slightly different, Senior Designer Wyatt Hough told us about the process. It's cut for a relaxed fit from soft cotton-blend jersey. Wear yours with track pants or denim cut-offs at summer festivals.
Raquel Allegra loves the sense of freedom and laid-back ease in Los Angeles and the city is a continual source of inspiration for her collections. This maxi dress is cut from the softest cotton-blend jersey and hand-dyed in a gray, black and army-green colorway. We think it works best with low-top sneakers or flat sandals.
An avid thrift-shopper herself, Raquel Allegra notes, "a lot of the inspiration that I bring into the studio is vintage." This gray stretch-jersey top has a relaxed feel that's enhanced by dropped shoulders and faded seams. Tuck yours into midi skirts or leave it loose with jeans.