SHABD SIMON-ALEXANDER is an internationally renowned textile artist and designer with a background in fine arts. Her designs are featured at trend-setting retailers and art museums around the world. The collection, built around cultural, social and environmentally sustainable practices, is produced locally in NYC's garment district, and fabrics are hand dyed in our Brooklyn studio.
SHABD HAS COLLABORATED with various designers, artists and organizations, including design collaborations with Baggu, Mociun and Sakura Bloom; a custom tote bag for the Whitney Museum; a collaboration with the artist Georgia Sagri for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and consultation on The Living's 2014 architectural project at MoMa PS1. Other collaborators have included the brands Andrea Crews, Fab and Free People; the artists Antoine Catala, Saviour Scraps and JoJo Li; and the Brooklyn Children Museum. Her work has been exhibited at galleries internationally, including in NYC, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Berlin and Paris.
SHE IS A PROFESSOR OF TEXTILES and teaches hand-dyeing, tie-dye, shibori and color theory. She was also the first person to teach Martha Stewart how to tie-dye. She has led workshops and thrown dye parties and around the world, from Los Angeles to Berlin, including an annual large-scale event at The Last Weekend in the Catskills, NY, where over 100 people participate. She has written articles on textiles for various publications including Martha Stewart and the Lena Corwin's book Made by Hand.
SHABD HAS BEEN FEATURED in countless magazines, newspapers and blogs including The New York Times, Refinery29, Nylon, Design Sponge, W, Elle, Teen Vogue, Martha Stewart Living, Lucky, Bust, Daily Candy, Time Out, New York Magazine, Modern Painters, Dossier & Black Book, as well as in TV and film. She has also been featured in the books Brooklyn Makers, Shibori Recreated, Sight Unseen & 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 of American Art. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.