Shabd Simon-Alexander Gives Spring 2011 Prints a Fresh Twist (Photos)


Shabd Simon-Alexander Spring 2011 collection. Photo: Shabd Simon-Alexander

One look at Shabd Simon-Alexander's Spring 2011 collection and it's official: spring is in the air -- and if you're in New York, the weather agrees, too.

There's her signature tie-dye infused prints on luscious silks and organic cottons; bright, whimsical colors throughout and a stunning floor-length skirt that screams effortless chic. Take a look:

Simon-Alexander's approach to working with fabrics draws on the folk costume tradition of beginning one dress with the remnants from the last. The New York-based designer works from her studio where she hand dyes all of the fabrics. For Spring, they 500 yards of fabric plus all the basics and scarves.

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From the Barcelona Pavilion to a model's bathroom, Simon-Alexander drew inspiration for spring 2011 in the unlikeliest of places. She speaks to her Rogan about her inspiration, below.

I was looking at geos and marble, both in nature and architecture. It was all these stones and the way Mies van der Rohe pieced marble together in the Barcelona Pavilion. I also once went to Agyness Deyn's apartment and she has a bathroom that's the best bathroom I've ever been in in my life. Its floors and walls are made out of these huge 3' x 4' slabs of marble but all different colors. It's so beautiful in the way the different things interact, which were inspiration for both the piecing together of colors and the seaming that I did in the middle of the clothes





All photos: Shabd Simon-Alexander

Shabd Simon-Alexander's collection can be found in New York at ROGAN (330 Bowery) and online at Shabd Simon-Alexander.

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