ODD is a bohemian contemporary womenswear brand. By Ishara Jayathillake. Ishara is a first-class AOD graduate from the Northumbria University fashion degree who showcased her BA graduate collection at London Graduate Fashion Week 2015. A lover of all things creative from her infant days, Ishara decided to get into fashion, hoping to make a career out of doing what she loves. Today, following her success through her education, Ishara’s own brand has come alive under the name ‘ODD’.
ODD works with beeralu artisans in the South. It is a time-consuming craft of hand-spun lace which create delicate, summery trims and textiles for fashion. ODD is about taking these really amazing artisanal processes and refining them with modernity and effortless coolness. Working with ODD gives Galle lace makers an opportunity to support themselves while maintaining a sense of self-worth in their old age. ODD collections and looks are built embracing all types of hand-touched details from hand-smocking, hand-pin-tucking and handmade bobbin lace while keeping the silhouettes clean and simple