Julienne Odi is a former CLO3D Design Assistant of Swedish based fashion Studio ATACAC and current Freelance 2D-3D Apparel designer, product (Tech Pack) developer, and Garment Technician who has an extreme interest in clothes design which was cultivated from an early age by her mother and aunts. She completed her BA (honor) Degree in Clothing Design and Technology from MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, London and Post-graduation in Innovative Pattern Cutting from CENTRAL SAINT`S MARTINS LONDON UNIVERSITY. She also completed a course on administrative Economics from LERNIA AB.
Her vast amount of experience with manual clothe design has enabled her to accumulate The following skills in fashion with the apparel industry: – 2D/3D DESIGN- tracing a garment and digitizing a pattern with a smart Solution by 3D visualization. PRINT-Printing a pattern as PLT or as PDF. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND TECH PACK-Creating a clear tech Pack for manufacturing including a measurement List of size grading. 3D VIEWER-3D visualization of avatar different sizes. GARMENT TECHNICIAN – Fitting and measuring a garment, Checking garment quality. FABRIC- Working with different sorts of Material.
Julienne Odi, recently talked with Textile Focus Coordinator Pranta Biswas in a virtual meeting and shared her personal views about the fashion industry. For our readers, the conversation is highlighted below.
Pranta Biswas: As a Freelance Textile Designer how are you observing the Fashion industry?
Julienne Odi: As a freelance apparel designer I mostly work in digital platform and observed growth in the following areas: E- Digital client link, Evolving regulation, Social media communications, More consumer channels, Broader geographies, and ‘Faster’ risks
Pranta Biswas: Can you tell us the importance of 2D/ 3D technology in the fashion industry?
Julienne Odi: Every fashion designer is going to be a digital fashion designer within 25 years from now. The 2D/3D is the aim to design and demonstrate the properties of clothes in a virtual environment. The body avatar creates a visualization 3D view in which 2D is generated, the material and texture/stitching/seam allowance get the prosperity environment with the use of production technology which will be very clear for the fashion industry to manufacturing. The 2D/3D reduces the time, money, and faster achievement to bring significant Sustainability benefits.
Pranta Biswas: How can we improve our digital fashion design knowledge?
Julienne Odi: The key is to find the right balance between placing bets – provoking fast results with Innovative ideas and building the solid ground for a digital transformation. For both, the Major challenges are not just about releasing the power of data and analytics, managing Brand and reputational risks, managing the full value chain, or bridging the digital Technology divide. These are all essential ingredients of the ultimate digital challenge for fashion companies – an entire change in an organizational culture that puts the Consumer at its head.
Pranta Biswas: What was your experience during Covid-19 pandemic in 2020?
Julienne Odi: I experienced the following things:
Current health and well-being, Attitudes to risk and the steps you are taking to protect me and others, Number of recent contacts (with different people), Experiences of shielding (if relevant), Thoughts on self-isolation and the Test and Trace programmer, Engagement with science and research, I have to look after myself (and my family’s) health as a priority. Home is where the threat is least and I am safest.
Pranta Biswas: Any special message you want to convey to our “Textile Focus” readers and the Textile industry of Bangladesh?
Julienne Odi: Bangladesh is to be a growth center. Global growth access to change. By emerging methods of product access, Brand becoming increasingly eco-aware. New technologies for acquiring new styles, increasing transparency in brand operations. Self-disruption emerges as a major norm. Brands to provide value-added services delivering on-demand. I convey my sincere gratitude for covering this interview and very best wishes for Textile Focus. I would love to read more about the apparel industry on this platform.