Olivia Melhop. Coat Unquote Digital Photograph. 2019.
Olivia Melhop. Mana Wāhine Digital Photograph. 2019.
Olivia Melhop. Gone Bush Digital Photograph. 2019.
Olivia Melhop. Swanni Song Digital Photograph. 2019.
Bachelor of Design with Honours
“Stylist’s Own” is an exploration of Aotearoa/New Zealand dress and fashion in the early 21st century. My project celebrates urban and rural expressions of dress, that can be recognised as uniquely New Zealand in flavour. I have investigated these expressions by scrutinising and re-presenting a range of garments. These garments have been selected as they reflect and prevail in New Zealand culture and history alongside New Zealand fashion design.