Vikki’s love of folklore and nature combined with a passion for art and textiles was always a huge inspiration that led her to achieve a degree in Embroidery in 2002.
Following the degree Vikki worked as an embroidery designer and in 2006 she returned to education and gained an MA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design. There she created her first collection of dresses based on old versions of popular fairy tales.
Vikki’s label Liliia was launched in 2009 with the aim to create unique, detailed, hand crafted bridal wear and accessories in luxury fabrics adorned with intricate embroidery and embellishments.
Vikki’s work is still inspired by the fairy tales, folklore and nature she appreciated as a child, as well as decorative arts and historical costume.
The designs develop from initial drawings and studies which then pass through many different processes of dye, print, stitch, cutwork and heat manipulation to create unique and entirely wearable, decorative and colourful textile accessories.