Following the thread, quite literally, of the career of Swedish-born knitwear virtuoso Sandra Backlund will take one through interwoven cylinders of yarn that seamlessly connect the fields of design, art and fashion. Her nonconformist aesthetic, applauded by luminaries such as Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia, Louis Vuitton and Anna Wintour, shares as much with sculpture as it does with haute couture and continues to shape the direction of her work. Brash and daring, her intimacy and independence within the medium continues to rebel against the cut-and-paste assembly line side of the industry, and the obsessive quality of restraint and precision within each stitch continues to define Backlund’s genius and the ever-evolving possibilities of the human silhouette.
- Patrick Knowles
Photography by Thomas Klementsson