Designer Olubiyi Thomas was born in Nigeria and raised in Scotland, graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2013. After graduation, she worked as a patterner at Alexander McQueen and founded Olubiyi Thomas in June 2016. Currently based in London. He uses only materials from discarded clothing and interior goods, dead stock from small hand weaving converters in Scotland and England, and indigenous materials from his roots in West Africa. The collection mixes the indigenous culture and customs of each region with the glamorous layered costumes of the Victorian era.