Yorkshire born, Manchester based, fashion designer Olivia Deeney recently graduated from The University of Salford. Her final collection was inspired by Vanitas Art and The Human Art of Hoarding.
The message portrayed in Vanitas tradition is that of accumulating and collection. The concept being that an individual can have all the world’s material possessions but when one dies everything is left to another to own. Oliva’s collection has been well received with credits from Lady Gaga’s camp. 1883 Magazine and Italian Vogue have also featured her work. Fashion Capital described her work as “a breathtaking collection of vintage inspired gowns.