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: