July 8, 2010

Profile | oda fashion

Born from a shared vision of creating hip, wearable art, oda's design trio – Angie Kim, Mandalyn Begay, and Maggie Kim – introduced their debut collection at San Francisco Fashion Week, August 2005.

With a signature style tinged in Edwardian tradition and incorporating a Tokyo-pop flavor, their clothes feature exquisite, handmade embellishments designed to accentuate the beauty in imperfection.

Angie and Maggie first met Mandalyn as undergraduates at Dartmouth College and started their eco-fashion line when they met up again in San Francisco. oda create's apparel that people can be confident wearing and supporting. The current collection is inspired by Native American and Korean traditional costume.

In line with oda's belief in the use of socially and environmentally sound materials and practices, cottons, hemps and wools are organically produced. The other fabrics are made from natural fibers like soy, and colors are hand-dyed or tea-stained. Clothing details are eco-mindful as well; feathers are collected locally from molting chickens and buttons are made from found antlers and bamboo. Maintaining and fostering the skilled crafts of traditional cultures is important to oda's philosophy and inspiration.

Visit their website at www.odafashion.com

oda products are sold at the Mission Statement

oda creates socially and environmentally conscious clothing for women, men and children designed to accentuate the beauty in imperfection. Their exquisitely detailed, handmade clothing will make you feel like you've stepped into a fairytale.

View more images here at the Mission Statement website.

From the Bedoiun Princesses Collection:

From the Threesome of Stone Collection:

[all images are from Mandalyn Echo Cody Begay]