Raquel Allegra Resort 2021

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Raquel Allegra could not host a show or presentation this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. In these extenuating circumstances, Vogue Runway has made an exception to its policy and is writing about this collection via photos and remote interviews.

In the early days of the pandemic, designers were faced with a host of logistical issues: canceled orders, halted production, shuttered stores, furloughed staff. Those were (and still are) significant hurdles, but a designer might have an even harder time grappling with the reality that there’s simply no longer a demand for their clothes. In this era of #WFH comfort, women aren’t looking for sharp pantsuits, tailored dresses, or stilettos. Some brands are giving in to deep discounts, while others are scrambling to make luxe sweats or pajamas—anything to attract customers.

Raquel Allegra had nothing to change. Comfort has been an essential part of her label from the very beginning; the cloud-like softness of her materials is just as well-known as her inventive tie-dyeing. For the athleisure-averse, her slouchy pants, drawstring jumpsuits, and graphic tees are perfect for Zoom meetings and grocery store runs; in fact, customers have told her they’ve been wearing exclusively RA during quarantine. “It makes me really happy to hear that,” she said, “because I really believe in the magical powers of comfort. When you’re stressed and you don’t know what the world is going to look like in a week, or if you’re going to be healthy, and you have all of these worries, and then you put on this comfortable, soothing clothing… I believe that experience is actually comforting to your immune system, your adrenal system, and your ability to handle what’s coming at you.”

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