Monika Norvilaitė was born in Lithuania however, for the majority of her life she was raised in Dover, England. Monika Norvilaitė graduated from De Montfort University in 2020 with a BA in Fashion Textile Design. Captivating patterns, bold colour and the elevation of shape and form have been her signature style from the beginning. Monika Norvilaitė’s collections reflect her bright personality and sense of humour. “I want to express that knitwear does not predominantly have to be stripes, I am constantly searching for interesting ways to play around with patterns and colour.” The designs on display are all created by Monika Norvilaitė, from the dubied machine, to creating digital knit patterns, there are no limits to her achieving a desired pattern. Her love for expanding simple shapes and strong colour have stemmed from her childhood homestead of old-fashioned, densely patterned clothing that was popular at the time. Although, this is not her only source of inspiration; the towering rectangles of New York, the central Triangle of Paris. Monika Norvilaitė’s globetrotting has allowed her to find influences all over the world. From knitting miniature scarves for her barbies, to graduating university in Leicester, Monika Norvilaitė’s ambitions are apparent in her fashion journey.
- PhotographyI HAVE ALWAYS LOVED PHOTOGRAPHY AND ENJOY TAKING PHOTOS OF THINGS I FIND INSPIRING OR PLEASING TO THE EYE. THESE ARE JUST A FEW PHOTOS OF MY TRAVELS. MAJORITY OF MY PHOTOS ARE NATURE BASED AS IT IS WHAT I ENJOY THE MOST. I AM EXCITED FOR FURTHER TRAVELS AND TO ADD TO THIS COLLECTION OF PHOTOS.
- MidSummer Day DreamCOLLECTION INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE’S PLAY “MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM”. WHILST VISITING HER HOME COUNTRY OF LITHUANIA, MONIKA NORVILAITĖ VISITED A RANCH CALLED ‘PAKRUOJO DVARAS’, WHICH WAS BASED ON THE FAMOUS PLAY. THE PHOTOS INFLUENCED THE COLOUR PALETTE AS WELL AS PEAKING HER INTEREST IN EUROPEAN FOLK DRESS, PRIMARILY LITHUANIAN FOLK. THE COLLECTION WAS CREATED AROUND TWO IDEAS; MAKING EUROPEAN FOLK DRESS IN A CONTEMPORARY WAY.
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Projects credited in
- NEW DESIGNERS 2020 - DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY: BA (Hons) Textile Design/Fashion Textile DesignDiscover your distinctive textile design identity and create dynamic collections across a range of fashion, interior or lifestyle markets. This creative course covers an extensive programme of study that instils the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a practising designer in a global textile market. Industry experts will help you to explore ambitious textile solutions and carry out innovative visual research.2
- Knitwear Design
- Design Knitwear
- Web Design