Raquel Allegra - Rainbowwave Ltd.
Raquel is from Berkeley, California. She first gained a following for her deconstructed T-shirts while working as a sales associate for Barney's Beverly Hills. She was inspired to new levels of creativity as she took cues from clients who were always looking to emulate her unique sense of style. She thus introduced elegance to the once basic tee. 2009 marked the next step for the brand as the collection expanded to include richly textured pieces in deerskin, linen, cashmere and French lace.
“Minimal in approach with an intentional juxtaposition of the masculine and feminine. Texture and sensuality: the tactile experience of my clothing is essential. The brand rides the line between constructed and de-constructed.”
: “Designing a piece for Lilakoi Moon to wear at the Emmys. And of course, designing clothes for Lady Gaga's ‘Judas’ video. It was so thrilling to watch my designs come alive on Gaga and her dancers. Just beyond.”
“A hippie-punk-rock heart with a Trump-sized wallet!”
“My classic hand-deconstructed tie-dye T-shirt.”