story by Seth Friedermann
photos by Rachel Reneé
The idea of a “world culture” has for along time seemed like a nice idea smacking of a naive optimism. But in fashion, as in food and music, the constant exposure to other cultures is creating fascinating fusion. Look no further than designer Sheena Trivedi and her debut collection as proof. Sheena’s designs are steeped in traditional Indian embroidery and construction techniques, but she’s given every piece a great bit of aggressive American swagger. This is not surprising for a young woman who is a mix of New Delhi & Pittsburgh. Can you get more cross-cultural than that?