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New York Fashion Week Abacaxi Brings the Himalayan Desert to Launch NYC Fashion Week

For her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, designer Sheena Sood drew from the Himalayan desert of Ladakh for inspiration.

By Jasmin Malik Chua - Source: http://www.ecouterre.com
Photo © Abacaxi

Photo © Abacaxi

Leave it to Manufacture New York to put the “New York” in “New York Fashion Week.” The fashion-incubator-cum-factory made sartorial history on Wednesday when it kicked off Launch NYC, an eight-day runway-and-showroom experience that placed “made in the U.S.A.” in the front row. Among the designers feted? Abacaxi (pronounced uh-bah-ka-shee), a Brooklyn-grown label that reimagines ethically sourced traditional textiles, including hand-loomed silk and wool herringbone tweed, into playful wearables.

Photo © Abacaxi

Photo © Abacaxi

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