20. Raquel Allegra Fashion

We're back! Hope everyone's holidays were absolutely lovely and relaxing!

Today we're straying south of San Francisco, to LA, where designer Raquel Allegra makes gorgeous clothing by distressing the discarded T-shirts of inmates! She shreds and stretches till a plain white T-shirt looks like this:

Beautiful, no?

You can see more of her work on Shopflick,
a cool website that features new and emerging independent designers. The twist is that the designers AND their work are profiled in little video clips that add a whole new dimension to getting a feel for the clothing!