Olivia Walter’s new magazine, Wade is highlighting the effects of plastic pollution. Whilst working as a Stylist Intern at Hobbs, London, Walters noticed an increase in clothing collections, pop up exhibitions and advertising all highlighting the effects of plastic pollution which led her to explore the reuse of ocean waste within the fashion industry as a potential solution.
Wade aims to challenge what has already been done before through a series of powerful and thought-provoking editorials forming the Plastic series. Wade is a coffee table inspired publication directed at those who make a difference to plastic pollution. A short film builds on the magazine’s powerful visuals to visualise how plastic pollution as a worldwide problem.
Walters has developed a wider range of skills for her intended career as a Fashion Stylist. These include art direction, fashion styling, creative content, film making, campaign planning, trend prediction and research exploration.
During her degree Walters took a seven month internship at Hobbs London as a Creative Stylist Intern. This position enabled her to gain an in-depth understanding of the planning and strategy involved in e-commerce and campaign studio production; from conception to styling, to onset model and still life product shoots. She also had the opportunity and responsibility to help style shoots with direction from the Senior Brand Stylist and develop my visual merchandising and marketing skills through working with other departments in the business. Other brands she has styled for include AllSaints, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Walters was shortlisted as one of the final 10 nominees for Graduate Fashion Week’s Fashion Styling and Creative Art Direction award.
Since graduating, Walters has been freelancing as a Fashion Stylist for Boohoo Group, styling for their e-commerce imagery and has recently been offered a full-time Fashion Stylist position at Superdry’s Head Office.