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Sandra Backlund

Sandra Backlund

Swedish fashion designer specialising in sculptural knitwear. I find Backlund’s designs aesthetics sculptural, architectural and dynamic. She strives to exaggerate and accentuate the female form, while fluctuating the proportions, producing designs that are sci-fi and warm. She works with heavy wool, paper and more recently hair. By fusing futuristic design with familiar materials, Backlund has manged to transform the very meaning of knitwear into a piece of sculpture. Instead of creating her garments by using traditional patterns, she designs whilst knitting, producing a more organic and streamlined result, show casing her talents.