Susana Bettencourt


At London Fashion Week The Daily, Susanna Lau pointed out: "It is not a true reflection on the Designer Showrooms if there isn’t any innovative knitwear, so I picked out this cut-out top and skirt by Portuguese designer Susana Bettencourt. Known for translating the craft of bobbin lace into digital design.”

This SS17 FLASHBACK collection adapts texture and color manipulated summer childhood memories into intricate designs. Inspired by Verne Panton graphic esthetic, the organic easy-to-wear cut out shapes contrast with the statement strong color stripes. Imagine a collage of overlapping intersections of happy feelings, now with the filter of Susana Bettencourt’s fresh approach to digital striking jacquard patterns and colors, it is wonderland.

KEY WORDS: Knitted Colourful geometric forms in a dynamic composition.

Having cemented her status as a designer, this collection is a continuation of a new cycle for Susana Bettencourt’s designs where she can experiment. Being able to express her skills crossing, intersecting and fusing the fine line between technology and craftsmanship that she is so well known for. Through her handmade knitwear pieces she now has the ability to express her views and share her process of research and understanding. It is clear that Susana will not be losing the experimental aspect within her design any time soon.

COLLABORATION: "Susana Bettencourt has the pleasure to announce the collaboration with the international footwear label BIRKENSTOCK for her Portugal Fashion presentation SS17."