i-D Magazine | i-Ntroducing: Olivia Deane

Fixated by the way clothes make her feel and infatuated by the maverick attitude of Jack Kerouac, Olivia Deane is the Westminster womenswear graduate perfecting the art of a super-sized silhouette.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes Awww”

Quoting author and literary iconoclast Jack Kerouac as the main inspiration behind her debut catwalk collection, bushy browed, brunette Olivia describes fashion as an integral part of her life, cemented into her subconscious.

Fascinated by the Romani culture, working from natural sensibilities and never completely confident in the risks she takes with her bold, bright aesthetic, this outlandish 22-year-old’s designs are incidental, original and instantly identifiable.

i-D online sat down with the good-gal and seamstress to discuss what’s going on in her drawers…

Read the full interview here.