Clothes_3D is a Russian web3 fashion designer within the GDN. During over 8 years of experience, influenced most greatly during time living and working in Bali, she developed a deep belief in the power of 3D to change the entire design and production process towards greater sustainability and creative freedom. From there, she has continued to progress in both her own creative production and the world of NFTs… not looking back!
Under the designer spotlight, both the DIGITALAX + GDN Treasuries have purchased one each of Clothes_3D’s live pieces from the DIGITALAX web3 fashion marketplace which will be held in the treasury vaults.
Item: Cinderella #2
Item: Cinderella #1
My name is Irina Blagochevskaya. I was born in Moscow, Russia.
I studied IRL traditional fashion design at the Moscow State University and whilst studying, my friend and I from the university started our own fashion brand! It was a leap of faith and our first step into making our own way with the skills that we were continuing to develop.
It was a lot to take on, full of promise but also difficult challenges. We were doing everything ourselves— from making the patterns, sewing, photo-shoots, sales, distribution etc…. the list goes on!
This experience was a pivotal point for myself, I gained so much practical knowledge and experience, more than I did from within an entire 6 years of my university program.
From there, very soon after finishing university, I went traveling to Bali. I loved it so much that I decided to extend my ticket and stay indefinitely. And, I’ve been here in Bali since. Luckily, it wasn't a problem for me to secure a job as a fashion designer here as there are numerous international brands with a production and sales base out of Bali.
Then, just as it seemed things were reaching some stability and routine… everything changed with the pandemic. I lost my job and for sometime, also my sense of direction and conviction with the path I had chosen.
However, instead of giving up, my curiosity as an artist led me into the world of 3D, animation and digital design, and this is where I came across CLO3D. Immediately I was hooked and inspired to create again— so many possibilities from design to manufacturing and more. I haven’t looked back!
Any patronage of the Weekly Designer Spotlight goes directly to the Global Designer Network Treasury, Spotlighted Designer and Core Writer (50/35/15), for further growing out the infrastructure, community and market of web3 fashion, the open metaverse and more. For this week, the core writer was GDN member Emma-Jane MacKinnon-Lee.