lydia crespo


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Studio 10

fiber artist

Argaman&Defiance creates 100% silk scarves naturally dyed by hand in our studio located in St. Louis, Mo. We use natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. We then hand paint or print a unique design on each piece.

From stitch to surface design, Argaman&Defiance is creating every piece by hand.

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.

In 2018, Argaman&Defiance studio moved to St. Charles, MO.

Argaman&Defiance collection is available in over 50 boutiques throughout the US. A&D has designed for Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Target, and Huckberry. Crespo has been featured on NBC Chicago, WGN 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.

Contact Information

lydia@argamandefiance.com