Oliver To

Fashion/ Costume Designer

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Costume Designer - Costume Maker
  • Lima Jordan
  • Nicole Chung
  • Victoria Lowe
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About me

Oliver completed his postgraduate studies at London College of Fashion “MA Costume Design for Performance” graduating in 2019, with an undergraduate degree from the University of Lincoln in “BA Fashion Studies” completing it in 2016. Oliver has over 13 years’ worth of sewing experience with considerable knowledge of garment development processes, including pattern construction and manufacture. Along with pattern grading, tech packs, pattern cutting, spec sheets, fitting session, alterations, tailoring, corsetry, millenary, quality control, sampling, trend analysis, designing and concept development to name a few. He has 3 years’ worth of industry experience working in the commercial fashion and bespoke costume design industry, for men’s and womenswear. Moreover, He has professional skills within the Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite with an in-depth knowledge on Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier being able to edit videos, photos and tech packs to a professional standard communicating them effectively throughout his work. Additional he has worked on theatre and film productions such as channel 4 random acts short film "Mougue" as “Head Costume Designer” and most recently the opera story "Goldilocks and the three pig’s opera" and “Orpheus and Eurydice” as “Costume Maker”. As well as working on my final MA project based on Stephen King's book “Thinner” as “Head Costume Designer and Maker” this was produced and performed at Sadlers Wells. Millinery and tailoring were an integral area of study on his BA and MA course, he continuously applies these skills within his design practice. He has an exceptional understanding of the fashion and costume process and works in a technical and structured way, communicating concepts effectively within his industry. Furthermore, he endeavors to work to a high standard and enjoy collaborating with others in various fields, he is highly organized, punctual and presents himself to a notable manner.

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Skills

  • Styling
  • Fashion Styling
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Photoshop
  • Art Direction
  • Fashion Degree
  • Costume Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Garment Construction

Education

2019

MA Costume Design for Performance

London College of Fashion, UAL

Sep 2017 - Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom

2016

BA Fashion Studies

University of Lincoln

Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

2015

  • The Lincoln Award is an achievement framework designed to support, enhance and recognize extra-curricular activity.