Dress, from Fall / Winter 2013 collection
Backlund fabricates volumetric forms that exaggerate and distort the body’s silhouette. “I mean to shape the idea of the body using clothes,” she says. This crocheted dress resembles a soft suit of armor. The natural, undyed cotton emphasizes the garment’s shape. Backlund’s creations flow organically from the techniques and materials of knitting and crochet.
It is credited
Courtesy of Sandra Backlund.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.