Designer of the Day…Sandra Backlund

Today’s fashion designer is knitwear extrodinairre Sandra Backlund. I was introduced to her work back in design school when I was researching different knitting techniques. I was drawn to her work because I was amazed at her expertise in manipulating knits as if they were wovens. She also appeals to my taste in highly structured, futuristic type silhouettes.


Backlund, a native of Sweeden, says she creates her pieces by building each piece by hand and using those pieces as the building blocks by which she forms her structural shapes.

Anyone who sews knows how hard it is to get a knit to hold an extremely defined shape, but Sandra Backlund has mastered it well. And in the most stunning ways. Her work is more than just a barage of cable knits, its simply awesome:


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on December 23, 2009, in Designers on My Radar and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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