Shabd for Sakura Bloom. A delicate balance of colors, embedded into just 13 one-of-a-kind pieces. Crafted from soft Irish flax, spun and woven to perfection, each linen sling is hand-dyed by the artist whose work Refinery 29 called "irresistibly delicious," and who was cited by Teen Vogue as being “one of the leading dye-artists of her time."
Tapping into the elements of our natural world, we bring you the final 13 slings hand-dyed for us by acclaimed designer and textile artist Shabd Simon-Alexander. These playful experiments in color and design come to life on a backdrop of lightweight, summer-ready linen. 10 single-layer Pure beauties and 3 double-layer Essential Linens.
Combining art with function, each of our Sakura Bloom X Shabd collaborations have celebrated the artist's unique talent in color blending and style, and we couldn't be more excited to release this collection of one-of-a-kind linen slings.
Shop opens tomorrow, Tuesday, July 12th at 10am PDT.
All proceeds of this collection will be donated to benefit our friend Cheri in her fight against breast cancer.
About the Artist:
Shabd Simon-Alexander is an internationally renowned textile artist and fashion designer whose work has been featured at high-end boutiques and art museums around the world. From her acclaimed collection SHABD, locally made in NYC's garment district and dyed by hand in her Brooklyn studio, to teaching classes and workshops around the world as a professor of Textiles at Pratt Institute, Shabd's resume includes a handful of highly curated collaborations and accolates and features in countless magazines, newspapers and blogs, including The New York Times, Nylon, Martha Stewart Living, W, Elle, Marie Claire, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Bust, Refinery29, Daily Candy, Time Out, New York Magazine, Modern Painters, Dossier and Black Book, as well as in TV and film, as well as features in books such as Brooklyn Makers, Shibori Recreated, Sight Unseen: Paper View and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present. Her first book, Tie-Dye: Dye it, Wear it, Share it, was released by Random House in 2013 to a reception at the Whitney Museum.