Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sandra Backlund

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sandra Backlund is a knitwear designer who makes highly sculptural knitted forms. Individual segments are joined together to produce complex garments that accentuate the forms of the human body.

As I am a designer who uses crochet to create jewellery and hair accessories, I really appreciate the variety of wonderful shapes and textures that Sandra makes. Below, she describes her inspiration and design process.
The human body is always the starting point. I am really fascinated by all the ways you can highlight, distort and transform the natural silhouette of the body with clothes and accessories. I build my garments by hand from a couple of basic bricks which I multiply and attach to each other in different ways to discover the shape that I want. In that sense I approach fashion more like a sculptor than a tailor.
For more information on Sandra's designs visit


andr said...

very cute pictures!

Rangoli said...

Hi Leonkiller - Thanks for your comment. I love them too!