Designers

Meet Some of Our Designers

Giovanna Torrico

Years of collecting and preserving antique sequins has inspired Giovanna’s transformation of their uniqueness into contemporary jewelry.  Suspended and combined with a range of materials, they allow continuous movement while revealing sculptural and aerial qualities.  These sequins, last cut between 1880s and 1930s, are precious and finite. Their exceptional shape, size, color, and texture give each jewelry piece a delicately organized architectural structure and aesthetic.

TAH Handbags

TAH, was created to bridge the gap between luxury craftsmanship and thoughtful functionality. Established in Portland, Oregon in 2015, the idea began to form during founder Angelina Marie’s many walks to work in retail. During her 17-year career as a buyer and store manager for a Seattle based retailer, Marie frequently trekked to work in sneakers while lugging multiple bags containing her dressier work shoes, a laptop, and the multitude of necessities women require. Marie knew there had to be a better way and developed TAH’s first prototype, a bag specifically designed for shoes that seamlessly inserted into her work tote. At that moment, TAH, or ‘tote a heel’ was born.

Raquel Allegra

Born in Berkeley, CA to artisan parents, Raquel Allegra’s formative years encouraged a creative process of instinct, experiment and play. Raquel’s design career grew naturally with the origination of a shredding technique synonymous with the namesake label. Full length webbed cocoon shapes evolved out of laborious experiments with oversized vintage tee’s recycled from the Los Angeles County Prison System, and informed a new informal beauty within the industry. 2009 marked a maturation for the brand as the collection expanded from Raquel’s trademark shredded tees to include richly textured pieces in deerskin, linen, cashmere, and French lace. She continues to be inspired by strong women of all ages and different walks of life.