Thursday, 2 April 2009

Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity

The Fashion and Textile Museum, London.

Sandra Backlund
These garments are hand knitted by fashion designer Sandra Backlund. They were amazing to see in real life, The layers of Knitting were built up so they protruded out from the body, completely changing the form. The garments look almost robot like or space aged.

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair
Run by husband and wife Astrid Olloson and Lee Corter. They are interested in deconstruction, draping and minimalism.
The elaborate pumpkin shape created starting just below the bust changes the body form, its made with boning, making the fabric stick out.

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