An AUB student has been shortlisted for an award at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, after being inspired by the work of acclaimed Killing Eve dress designer Molly Goddard.

Responsible for some of TV’s most striking garments worn by iconic screen anti-hero Villanelle in the BBC series Killing Eve, Molly Goddard has become synonymous with flowing gowns and long smock dresses worn by the likes of popstar Rihanna and actress-supermodel Agyness Deyn.

But the designer’s distinctive portfolio has also been a source of inspiration for AUB BA (Hons) Fashion and Branding Communication student Olga Petrusewicz, whose recent work, developed through her love of Molly’s designs, has landed her a seat at one of the short film industry’s biggest events.

Olga, who joined AUB four years ago from Poland to study for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, developed her short film, which features a distinctive aesthetic, with actors in garments moving behind a heavily stylised filter and vibrant colour palette, after starting a collaboration between fellow AUB Film, Make-up and Acting students.

She said: “I was really into Molly’s style because it’s all based on colour, kids wear and it’s just very exciting. While she’s into dressing things down, she’s also making massive dresses and sophisticated occasion wear into very wearable pieces. My main interests are styling and visuals, so Molly seemed a really interesting to style a shoot upon.

“I wanted a VHS look, and as a lot of Molly’s work is playful and inspired around kids wear, with casual catwalk styles and situations, so I really wanted to go back to the idea of nostalgia, using effects in editing to add this look and feel.”