Allegra was born in 1961 in Turin, Italy and grew up there. She studied Design in Milan and Fine Art in Brussels before moving to New York, where she started her career working in the arts.
After having established her name in the world of interiors, Allegra, who had already been nominated among the 10 best dressed women in the world for her unique sense of style, moved into fashion design. In 1998, she launched her first range of Kaftans and fashion accessories and soon became known as the ‘Queen of Kaftans’.
Today Allegra Hicks designs 2 women’s ready-to wear and a cruise collection per year as well as a home collection, featuring home ware and linens, as well as an interior collection of fabrics, rugs and wall papers.
In 2002, Allegra wrote a book with Ashley Hicks, entitled ‘Design Alchemy’, published by Conran Octopus, with foreword by Jeremy Irons.
Allegra uses a unique print vocabulary and applies this to all her collections: fashion, home and interior. Her style can be described as timelessly elegant, sophisticated, organic, eclectic, often with a vintage feel.
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