Argaman&Defiance (A&D) creates 100% silk scarves naturally dyed by hand in our studio located in Chicago, Illinois. We only use natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. We then hand paint or print a unique design on each piece.
Lydia Crespo attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) graduating in 2010. She received the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from SAIC upon graduation. Crespo used the funds from the fellowship to start her business, Argaman&Defiance.
Argaman&Defiance collection is available in over 30 boutiques throughout the US. A&D has designed for Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Target, and Huckberry.
Crespo has featured on NBC Morning Chicago, WGN's Around Town Chicago, and Craft Room Crash speaking about her collection. Most recently Argaman&Defiance was highlighted in Chicago Magazine “Best of Chicago”, Chicago Tribune “16 Things We Love”, and marthastewart.com. Listen to Crespo on S2 Episode 11 and S3 Episode 1 of the Go Forth Podcast, and Episode 3 of the Creative Living Podcast.
In her spare time, Crespo created and leads workshops on craft, process, and composition. Stay curious and check out a workshop!
Contact Lydia Crespo - email@example.com