Process is crucial for Raquel Allegra. She experiments with how different fabrics take on tie-dye differently and how they feel on the hand afterward even before she starts cutting and draping silhouettes.

She designs simple and beautiful clothes for every day with a relaxed, lived-in quality. Her resort offering was displayed at the studio of artist John Newman, a newfound friend whose transportive sculptures help place Allegra’s designs into context. “I’m not making editorial pieces but John is making masterpieces of art. I’m going to wear that and buy that art,” she said, pointing to a model and her favorite piece from Newman.

This season’s silhouettes were a little more feminine, but still undone and boxy. She played with a new neutral dye application that mixed cream and taupe on a lovely dress with drawstrings on the sleeves. Jersey was mixed with textured gauze on a boxy dress with raw edges that felt light and fresh. She chose fabrics that wear well together. One model, for instance, wore fleece pants, a satin tank with raw edges, a jersey-gauze top and a leopard print knit coat — and it didn’t feel forced. 

See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:

Marina Moscone Resort 2018: Marina Moscone’s resort was referenced by art while focusing on key pieces her woman will want in her wardrobe.
Kate Spade New York Resort 2018: Deborah Lloyd balanced playful kitsch and pop femininity for her Kate Spade New York resort collection.
Rag & Bone Resort 2018: Resort was a smart progression in focusing on perfecting individual pieces for Rag & Bone.
M Missoni Resort 2018: A light feminist spirit coursed throughout the playful resort collection for M Missoni.
Rochas Resort 2018: Feminine silhouettes and rich fabrics contributed to the sophisticated elegance of this resort collection.
MSGM Resort 2018: Massimo Giorgetti combined a retro surf inspiration with contemporary art and music references in this resort collection infused with urban edge.
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