Liya graduated from the British Higher School of Art and Design with a first class honours degree in
Fashion Design. For her graduate collection, she created the Empathy
project by upcycling old
jeans, shirts and plastic bags into garments. The mission of the project was to draw attention to issues surrounding plastic pollution, over-consumption and the dehumanization of migrants.
Every year since 2016, Liya has created a camp and art installations at the Burning Man
, Nevada, USA.
Liya decided to create her own faux fur brand, because she believes that the continued killing of
animals for their fur in the 21 st century is absurd. With the development of new fabrics, faux fur
with insulation is now warmer than real fur, and more beautiful, considering that it doesn't
require any animals to be killed to produce it. Liya sees it as her mission to convince as many
people as possible to shift from using real fur to faux fur.
Alongside Unicorn Furs, Liya has also established another venture, Magic Costumes
which offers runway collections for hire for party goers.