I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with Livia in her workspace in Carlton. With all her garments made entirely in Melbourne, Livia is doing a fantastic job of supporting the local industry.
Livia's workspace is what I imaged a perfect design studio to look like. With exposed wooden beams and sewing paraphernalia such as a dressmakers dummy, an old Singer sewing machine from her parent's farm, spools of brightly coloured thread it was a designer's paradise! Livia has decorated her place with cute little trinkets like an old bone under a glass dome, a bowl full of old globes and beautiful wooden branches which gives the space a unique feel.
Livia has just released her second collection, which includes a collaboration with Melbourne Jewellery designer Deirdre Hoban to create a beautiful colourful spot print. Highlights from the new collection are the creative inside collars, sheer tops and dresses and the voluminous circle dress (stay tuned for the lookbook images!).
Thank for letting me spend an afternoon with you Livia! It was great to learn more about your experiences in the industry. I have no doubt your label is set for amazing things!
Check out Livia's beautiful workspace:
|Livia with her cute assistant Angelina Ballerina!|
|Check out the detail on this beautiful windmill dress I wore here!|
Images by Stylus Muse