Olivia Dwyer obtained her BFA in fashion and textiles at Maine College of Art in 2018. Dwyer uses pattern drafting, sewing, machine knitting, weaving, and embroidery to create garments which discuss our relationships with each other, ourselves, and the earth. Her work focuses on topics of empathy, vulnerability, and regrowth. With a past in photography, Dwyer often accompanies her garments with photographs exploring similar themes. Making work with a dedication to using organic, and ethically obtained fibers in her work, she hopes to reignite an interest in slow fashion through conceptual garments and staged photography while engaging in contemporary social discourses.