I am a self taught designer operating out of Raleigh, NC. I currently own/design two lines; Dollface and Dani Oliva. You can check out my designs at www.danioliva.com.
I am originally from Southern California, so a lot of my work is inspired by the old Hollywood classics. If I could describe my style, I would say it is often chic, sexy sophisticated, femme fatale, if that makes any sense :) I try to modernize my look to fit the current, everyday fashionista. I love fashion and art, but my goal is to create quality pieces that people are not intimidated to wear. What matters most to me is that the client is happy and comfortable wearing my pieces anywhere. One day I would love to see my collection on a New York Fashion Runway and seen in big retailers, but for now I am taking baby steps.
I have been sewing since age nine and started my collection in 2009. There is still much for me to learn as a designer, but I feel my craft has developed and my aesthetic has certainly matured. I have been in 3 Emerge Fashion Shows, Fashion Spark 2012 and have been featured in Style magazine and Charlotte Fashion Week 2013. I am also proud to be a RAW: natural born artists http://www.rawartists.org/danioliva
Emerge Fashion Show 2010-2012
Charlotte Fashion Week 2013
Ava Gardner Festival-Smithfield, NC- Dani Oliva Fashion Show Oct. 5th, 2013
Avant Noir Benefit Fashion Show-Babylon, Raleigh NC-Madhouse Productions
**Shoots: Dani Oliva does not loan collection pieces. If there is a collaboration, designer or assistant must be present at all times.
NOVEMBER 2013: I apologize for the inconvenience, unfortunately I will be unavailable for the month of November 2013. I will return December 2013. Thank you!
Dimitri Williams Photography
Freeman Long Photography
Yesenia Bocanegra Photography