Raquel Balencia was born in San Sebastian in the Spanish Basque region, also the birthplace of Cristobal Balenciaga. Since childhood, she was fascinated by fashion, and she became a successful international model. Her own creations are a tribute to the strong women that surrounded her growing up. "I was raised by resilient, inspirational women who never lost their positivity, even in adversity. My universe is full of those women marked by their past, but who still found the strength to shine through. They represent a beauty to me which I find even more powerful than the first glow of youth." Raquel Balencia's signature creations are flowing or fitted, with rich embroidery, gilded fabrics, and floral prints - the epitome of feminine seduction.