“‘I’m really inspired by handmade textile traditions and the amount of work that goes into making just one piece of fabric.’ Sood’s quest for such fabrics has her eyeing trips to Morocco, Sri Lanka, and Senegal. Most recently, it brought her to Indonesia, where she spent a month exploring Java, Bali, and Sumba, visiting the workshops of weavers and soaking up the culture and scenery. She describes her travel style as spontaneous and living in the moment.” -AFAR
“We love that all of abacaxi’s capsule collections are inspired by travel and just life in general. She designs for herself and her community in mind. Keeping consistent with a unique urban-island aesthetic, each collection has it’s own beautiful language. We also love how transparent Sheena is about openly sharing that she is a Woman of Color. “ -Dominique Drakeford for Melanin & Sustainable Style
"Named after the Portuguese word for pineapple, Brooklyn-based designer Sheena Sood’s most recent line is just as sweet as its alias — including handmade, eclectic pieces inspired by Sood’s travels to Brazil, Ecuador, and India." -Bobby Schuessler for Refinery29
"We’re crazy in love with abacaxi, the new, made-in-New York capsule collection from designer Sheena Sood... Inspired by the frenzy of fabrics and mandala photographs on a soul-searching trip to India, Sood went solo (previous stints include Tracy Reese and Zac Posen). Shorts, blouses, and frocks blend stunning details (mirrors, embroidery) with playful silhouettes: Kantha-embroidered sporty silk shorts, lushly patterned flip-flops, and a rainbow’s worth of crepe de chine blouses with triangle cutouts and sheer panel accents nod to her Eastern adventures among others.
You’ll want one of everything.
Our prediction: She’ll run the world." - Tiffany Davis for Daily Candy