This piece is an up-cycled outfit made from a vintage yellow men's shirt and a vintage floral dress. I disassembled the garments to create this unique outfit, using intricate details and not letting any part go to waste I embellished the collar with the buttons on the dress and decorated the pockets with the floral dress fabric. The fashion industry is one of the worst culprits of wasting fabric so here I intend to inspire people to re-use their old clothes to create something new and beautiful. Being ethical within my design is something I strive for within everything I make.
About Olivia Riley
My name is Olivia Jane Riley and I am a second year Fashion Design student at Birmingham City University.I am a hard working, creative individual with an innovative personal style and enthusiasm for my work. I take pride in working to a brief and to a deadline whilst focusing on an imaginative outcome. I enjoy experimenting with new ideas and concepts, and strive to learn new things. I credit myself for my organisational skills and good time keeping abilities. Before my Degree I completed a Level 4 foundation diploma in Art & Design with Distinction grade. In the past I have completed work experience internships at Monsoon Accessorize (Buying) and White Stuff (Buying & Designing) which helped me gain first hand knowledge of the fashion industry. I Have also written Fashion articles for the University magazine 'The Scratch', taken part in collaboration projects with other students and This year I have taken it upon myself to be the Fashion Representative for the 3D Design Society.