Lottie O'Byrne

Contact:
lottie2401@gmail.com
University/School:
University of Salford
Location:
Salford
Specialism:
Atelier DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignWomenswear
About Me

Hey, I'm Lottie, a Fashion Design graduate from University of Salford

As a womenswear designer, my main aim is to create garments that make people feel beautiful. I believe that everybody should be able to feel confident in their own body and wear garments that both reflect and support this. Enthusiasm, drive and optimism are key traits that allow me to remain motivated and push myself to create work that I am proud of.

After working as a bridal stylist since I was 16, I have learnt that clothing has the ability to alter a persons perceptions and emotions towards their body and self. This was also made apparent to me after my diagnosis of scoliosis, a spinal deformity. It proved to me the strong importance of wearing well designed clothes to enhance feelings of self-love and self-worth. I have participated in live projects with Iceberg and Goldsmith Vintage and have shown my garment in New York Fashion Week, which lead to a feature in short editorial film 'Eve', which was nominated for several awards.

INSPIRATION

'Gone Fishing'

For my final collection, I focussed on a semi-autobiographical narrative following a woman who suffered from chronic pain after suffering from scoliosis. She often feels like her condition is her only personality and seeks to find freedom from her illness. She finds peace through the form of escapism, which she finds by fishing from a sailboat on a loch in the highlands of Scotland.

My collection aims to show the beauty that comes from finding freedom from pain and all the barriers that we hold to ourselves. Fishing is an activity that is proven to support muscular skeletal recovery and is also known to reduce anxiety. it allows a person to be one with nature and embrace the peace and tranquility that forms at the waters edge. I have found many textile inspirations from fishing imagery and history which has come to form a key part throughout my collection.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Gone Fishing Outfit Board

The use of knots in my garments references both fishing knots and the tension applied to the body through chronic pain. The knots hold the garment together and the tension creates its shape.I have contrasted this idea by using flowing silks to portray the reference of freedom that is found when embracing nature to the fullest.

"Recognising the difference that clothing makes on a persons view of themselves. I aim to design timeless clothing that both empowers women and allows them to see the beauty that they hold"
Atelier DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignWomenswear
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