Alex Posen Rides Herwave Between Art and Fashion - People Who Make NY Special

Written by Angelica Frey

  • January 29, 2019

As a visual artist and the former creative director for her brother Zac Posen’s eponymous fashion label, Alex Posen was in a unique position to design the Herwave scarf: a sheer wrap featuring Alex’s drawings—in gorgeous shades of blue and gray—of all 209 Democratic women candidates who ran for Congress in the 2018 midterm election. Profits from the sale of the scarf go to Emerge America and Emily’s List, organizations dedicated to bringing more women into politics.

So with one silk scarf (that we’re obsessed with), Posen made an artistic, fashion, and political statement. The Brooklyn-based abstract artist is currently working on more pieces to add to her burgeoning collection of sleek “activist-wear” called Resistance by Design, which she cofounded with friend and tech entrepreneur Dahna Goldstein. She chatted with us about growing up in an artistic family, toggling between the worlds of fashion and fine art, and harnessing her creativity to create change.


Alexandra Posen