Vivacini! is proud to welcome Thom Olsen to its pages of talented creatives.  With a Master of Fine Art degree in fashion design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco,  he is currently on faculty at Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago.  Thom was the recipient of a “NAFA Design Scholarship” from Montreal, Canada;  was awarded the “IFTF ReMix Award” in 2011 in Milan, Italy as well as a “CADM Tempo Award” in Chicago. He illustrated Pamela Powell’s “Tailored Fashion Design” & Claire Shaeffer’s “Sewing for the Apparel Industry.”  Thom’s first book, “Fur—the Couture Experience” is due out in 2013.

His article in the October 12th issue of Vivacini! is absolutely fabulous!  Get ready to talk beauty, fashion, and glamour!