Two fancy Fashion degrees... but my best ideas were stuck in my portfolio.
Now I turn them into prints!
My creative process was once described like this:
Olivia translates her technical design background in construction into a digitally printed materiality.
Interested in cartoons, she examines the way in which something two-dimensional can assume a three-dimensional shape.
She draws out her characteristic colour schemes from the assembling and disassembling of digital photographs, and applies them to highly constructed kimono designs (...).
Video games, magical powers and beautiful things inform the imagination of Olivia's design universe, as marked by the presence of the cat, a returning avatar in her work and garments."
(Jeppe Ugelvig - Culture, Criticism and Curation in Art & Fashion)
Years of being semi-nomad have killed my appetite for making anything highly constructed, as in super complicated to wear:
And more interested in creating clothes for cartoon characters: super straightforward, instantly recognisable...
And yes - you can wear them all the time!
They're highly constructed to last many wears and washes.
My idea of who I am and what I'm about is constantly changing, so instead of rewriting my About page every other month, I allow myself to wander on the blog - follow the process HERE.
And as an independent designer, I have the luxury of doing things different from the big brands:
3. I'm very transparent about my process, so you'll have other thing to brag about when you get one of my pieces.
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