My practise aims to challenge people's pre conceptions of knitwear, its aesthetic and what it can become.
Continuously inspired by my surroundings, I design with my experience of this world.
Olivia Holland is an award winning Textile Designer specialising in knitwear.
Having completed a degree in Textile Design at Chelsea College Of Art, and in response to her research on sustainability and emotional attachment, Olivia decided that she wanted to create her own vision: to make beautiful textiles which are refreshingly new and, due to their handmade unique nature, are timeless and treasured forever.
She started her business in 2015 and was a recipient of the Cockpit Arts/Haberdashers Award in 2017.
With colour playing the main part, she uses luxury fibres such as cashmere and silk to design and hand make each piece on her 12gg Santagostino industrial knitting machine.
Olivia creates annual Textile Collections as well as working on private commissions and bespoke orders, where she works with the customer to create a uniquely tailored product. Due to the labour intensive process and to minimise waste, Olivia makes every piece to order.
Cockpit Arts Awards
01/03/2017 - 01/03/2018The Cockpit Arts / Haberdashers’ Award