If you looked up the phrase “effortlessly cool” in the dictionary, you would probably find a picture of designer Raquel Allegra
’s deconstructed tees next to it.
The California-based designer uses a unique shredding technique to give basic tees an elegant upgrade, and she has quickly developed a cult following. One of the most interesting aspects of the line is that Allegra uses oversized vintage shirts recycled from the Los Angeles County Prison System, transforming them into ethereal pieces that have garnered the attention of celebrities and fashion editors alike. We immediately spotted this eye-catching tie dye tee ($310) as a must-have. The oversized top has a split v-neck and a draped gauze front panel, easily channeling the downtown chic vibe so many fashionistas strive for.
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