Comforting Words: Bella Freud on the power of language



Words matter an awful lot to Bella Freud. The British designer is best known for her slim-fitting knitwear, which each season bears a new phrase or statement. This can be a single word – ‘Oh!’, ‘Fly’ or ‘Future’ – or something more melodic and retro: ‘You Gotta Get Outta There Girlfriend’ is embroidered across a merino jumper in a chain stitch that mimics her handwriting. Freud takes great pleasure in drawing her words by hand. “My team know what they should clean up [when letters are transferred from paper to screen for production],” she says when we meet at her office, a converted... read more

 
29 March 2019 in Auto, Views: 106
Source: The Week
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