It isn't difficult to spot one of Raquel Allegra's stunning pieces. Your eye is first drawn in by the unique prints, followed by the perfectly cut lines that hug a woman's body in all the right places and finally there's the fabric that begs to be worn time and time again. Her work is perfection that seems almost effortless.
This craftsmanship was honed over years of creating with "instinct, experimentation and play." Raquel was raised in Berkley, California by her artisan parents and early work included, "full length webbed cocoon shapes evolved out of laborious experiments with oversized vintage t’s recycled from the Los Angeles County Prison System, (which) informed a new informal beauty within the industry."
Raquel Allegra Archives, PS15
Raquel Allegra Dress, AK Vintage Necklace and Zacasha Tassel Necklace
Raquel Allegra Archives, PF15
As if we needed another reason to love the line, this is how the pieces arrive packaged. Notice the lack of plastic bags? This thoughtful packaging is both environmentally conscious as well as beautiful. We hope that other designers begin to follow her lead.
Come in to the shop to try on one of the many pieces we received last week. Don't live in Bend, Oregon? No worries, if you see something you'd like us to send to you just give us a call, (541) 383.0050.