Inspired by her creative grandmother, Olivia was intrigued by all things textiles whilst growing up, leading her to pursue a Textile Design degree at Nottingham Trent University, where she developed a passion for using photography and digital imagery to inform her design decisions.

Olivia’s graduate textile collection ‘Changing States’ was sparked by the idea of metamorphosis and how we are always adapting to change within our surrounding environment. Taking a scientific approach, her abstract photography is a key aspect of the collection, capturing the uncontrollable reactions triggered during physical and chemical changes.

With a love for vivid colour palettes and the use of unconventional materials, she used a mixture of hand embellishment, along with computer-aided design to create an exciting textile collection that combines 3D elements and tactility, encouraging bold and confident statements.



SEE OLIVIA MAILEY'S PRESS ON:





DISCOVER THE DESIGN PROCESS












Top