abacaxi noun: a large sweet pineapple grown esp. in Brazil Launched in 2013 by Sheena Sood, abacaxi channels the tropics the sun, surf, and lush flora and fauna to create a unique urban-island aesthetic. From India to Brazil to Ecuador, the patterns and colors pay homage to the places the designer has lived and traveled. abacaxi is a contemporary women’s fashion label of eclectic, wearable pieces that juxtapose bold colors with playful shapes.The spring-summer 2013 capsule collection, made in New York City, is inspired by Sheena’s travels to India. Each garment repurposes a one-of-a-kind piece of ornate embroidered fabric (sourced from traditional Indian kurtas and sari blouses) to create stunning looks. The textiles feature mirror-work and embroidery from Rajasthan (specifically Jaisalmer and Jodhpur) and kantha silk from Bengal. Sheena lives in Brooklyn, NY and has worked as a designer at Zac Posen, Tracy Reese, and Cole Haan. She studied art and textile design at Brown University, Central Saint Martins College in London, and The Rhode Island School of Design.