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DESERT CACTUS

For her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, designer Sheena Sood drew from the Himalayan desert of Ladakh for inspiration. Evoking the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist monasteries she saw on that “magical trip,” Sood paired bold geometrics with a mirage-inducing palette of gold, red, copper, black, and white. The remote locale also influenced the silhouettes. “The high-altitude desert, and sudden day to night temperature drops, led me to this idea of layering with head-scarves and hoods,” she told Ecouterre.

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

Snood, who studied art and textile design at Brown University, London’s Central Saint Martins College, and the Rhode Island School of Design, is more than aware of her place in posterity. “I am thrilled to be a part of the change in the fashion industry that is being ushered in by new brands and a rising awareness among consumers about the importance of ethical manufacturing,” she said. “I joined Manufacture New York because I am committed to producing my clothing in the USA or with fair-trade organizations, and believe MNY’s mission is truly important, and achievable.”

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