A true trailblazer and, of course, the original t-shirt shredder, Raquel Allegra was born in Berkeley, California to artisan parents, and got her start when someone took notice of clothing she's designed for herself. Today, she continues to up the ante and create inspired collections, constantly earning the admiration of her already-loyal fans, and new customers alike. Her designs are all made in California and still include casual, comfortable, unstructured styles as well as tailored and richly textured pieces.