Born in Berkeley, CA to artisan parents, Raquel Allegra’s formative years encouraged a creative process of instinct, experiment and play. Raquel’s design career grew naturally with the origination of a shredding technique synonymous with the namesake label. Full length webbed cocoon shapes evolved out of laborious experiments with oversized vintage tees recycled from the Los Angeles County Prison System. Raquel remains dedicated to the tradition of artistry and craftsmanship in the fashion industry. They manufacture and dye everything in Los Angeles, and each one of their tie dye pieces is individually hand tied and dyed.