Alexandra Larrabure is a Peruvian knitwear designer who recently graduated from the BA in Textile Design with knit specialisation at Central Saint Martins. Her work reflects on the construction of subjectivity at a personal level, but also at a more collective and cultural one. The fragile and delicate aesthetics of her designs, and the intricate patterns making up her textiles nod towards the aesthetics of pre-Columbian textiles and ancient Peruvian weaving techniques, which have always been a source of inspiration for her, while also referencing the vibrant materialities of her experience of growing up in Lima.
During her time in London, she has interned with designers such as Asai and Faustine Steinmetz, opportunities which deeply influenced her interest in craftsmanship and her conceptual approach to fashion design.
Her preference for handmade techniques and conceptual narratives shows in her latest collection, where she combines semi-industrial knitting techniques with handmade ones such as beading and hand painted devore, to explore the construction of memory and identity in relation to materiality.