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Fashion and Textiles

Olivia Dwyer
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Olivia Dwyer grew up in Newcastle, ME and received her BFA in Fashion and Textiles at Maine College of Art in 2018. She recently relocated from Portland, ME to Philadelphia, and currently works at The Made Institute and the Fabric Workshop and Museum. She has worked as a freelance production seamstress, product developer, custom designer, and sample seamstress. Dwyer’s more conceptual garment work centers around emotional vulnerability and learning how to hold space for ourselves and those around us. Her recent opportunities include dressing UK musician Dodie for her Philadelphia concert, as well as being a 2021 Belvedere Fund Grant recipient.

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