I am an International Student from Latvia. I came to United Kingdom to discover more experience in the fashion industry. I am a womenswear designer with a vast knowledge in sewing and pattern cutting, having a keen interest in story telling through garment designs. My thoughtfulness of nature, and the future of innovation is the key motivation behind my work.
My ambition for involvement in as many projects and collaborations possible, has given me the chance to work with many different brands. Placement year was an amazing opportunity to understand the behind the scenes of the business, working in production, operating in teams, and producing garments for different brands. Through my time at the University, it has given me the knowledge to think more outside of the box. Expanding my understanding of the industry has increased my experimental ideas in creative way.
My collection is titled ‘Healing Through the Ocean’ which has a personal meaning to me. A collection inspired by the trauma of anxiety and healing through the ocean. Water has always given me a harmonious feeling and freedom to my illusions, which sometimes arise without reason. I have always been interested in finding out what kind of aquatic animals live under water in their special appearance. Exploring different fabrics various silhouettes to create an overall appearance that is impressive and shows inner feelings. I took manta-rays in every shape, silhouettes and details as well as its movement through the ocean.
- Design competition: UPCYCLING & NFT DESIGN COMPETITION // GRADUATE FASHION FOUNDATION X UNTAGGED- I have been selected to showcase my final garment at UNTAGGED's catwalk show at Graduate Fashion Week in June 2023.
Keywords: FASHION DESIGN, WOMENSWEAR, SUSTAINABILITY, TEXTILES, STYLING
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