Raquel Allegra recently transformed into 10. “I feel like where I should be at this time in my life,” she says from her studio in California. “I’m not craving, I don’t think I should be doing other things or going somewhere else. I feel fine.” This at-home feeling is reflected in her label’s resort collection, which starts with minimalist looks, including a A simple white tee with a ripped center is worn with black jeans and black riding boots. The ripped tee—a fashion staple of early hipsters and off-duty models—was the beginning of Allegra. “When I moved to Los Angeles, I started making [these T-shirts] for myself; I was working on the floor at Barney’s, and all these cute girls would stop and say, ‘Hey, what are you wearing?'” she recalls . “What’s really cool is that deconstruction is back again, it’s so sweet to see, I feel like it’s a part of who I am, I’ve done it for years, and this I can speak the language And to do it again, it excites me.”
That sense of looking back and creating something new permeated the series. A mismatched print, “Poet Dress and Shirt,” was made from leftover rolls of fabric from previous seasons that had been overdyed in raspberry, dark green, or burnt brown. Another floral print is also brought back from previous seasons in a new colorway. Allegra’s signature tie-dye pairing goes well with her acid-wash denim pieces, crafted from 100% cotton with a combed cotton interior for a fleece feel while retaining the traditional twill look external. Allegra’s casual ensemble consisted of a knee-length jacket and matching black acid-wash wide-leg trousers, paired with a bouclé-knit cardigan with an exaggerated collar.