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Former fashion student in capital move

A former City of Liverpool College fashion student opened a new showroom recently in the trendy London borough of Camden to mark her meteoric rise to fame in the fashion industry.

Milliner, Rosie Norman – the bright young star behind the brand Rosie Olivia – has built up a loyal following over the last three years working from her Liverpool workshop, which she opened

as a result of business start-up funding from the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme.

Rosie, 26,  graduated in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Decorative Arts and went on to study millinery at world renowned Central St Martins College of Art & Design in London.

During this time, she secured internships with some of the best hat designers in the business, including Victoria Grant, Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy.

Ms Olivia (pictured above wearing her own design) credits the success of her business to the Scouse sense of style, allowing her the freedom to take risks with unique creations, not seen

in any high street store that specialises in accessories for formal occasions.

A who’s who of famous faces have been photographed wearing Rosie’s stunning head-wear, including Princess Beatrice, Pippa Middleton and Merseyside MP Luciana Berger; a flattering tribute to a talented hat maker, and the one tipped by many as the designer to watch for the future.

Rosie said: “I love what I do and it’s really important that the hat is perfect for each individual client’s needs.  I’m hoping the move to London will lead to further exposure so I can build on existing

Clientele, but I’ll always come back to Liverpool and keep in touch with my loyal customers.”


To find out more about Rosie’s designs, visit

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