Olivia Martin
I am a Costume Design & Making graduate at Nottingham Trent University. My final university project explored the glamourous and dark side to Hollywood in the height of the Golden Age. I researched and explored 1950’s Hollywood. An era of costume and history I found fascinating, particularly the amazing gowns worn by huge Hollywood stars, such as, Marilyn Monroe. I looked closer into Haute Couture dressmaking, inspiring my two costume creations and how they were put together. I kept them traditional to couture with majority of the garments being hand-sewn and using high-quality fabrics. Although under a time pressure I didn’t compromise the quality of the garments bringing the costumes to life from design to stage. I am a confident and ambitious creator with an enhanced eye for detail. I understand the art and precision of costume construction and feel equipped to venture into the industry with an understanding and passion for costume.
BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making