Odette Steele is a Textile Designer, Artist and Educator. Graduate of University of the Arts, Fashion Textiles, specialising in Embroidery / Embellishment, Print Design and has gained valuable experience in other forms of Fashion and Textile design techniques.

Her influences derive from her African heritage through the dynamic composition of pattern and colour. An individual design style is achieved through mixed textile media and techniques such as Embroidery, Print, Weaving, Dying or using embellishment to create a fusion of various materials that may conceive a handcrafted luxurious product.

Collectively, Odette’s design identity as well her passion on the preservation, development and social responsibility in textiles and international fashion, make her a valuable individual within her field of work.

This approach encourages an investment into the skills of craftspeople by strengthening the knowledge, shared practice, community building, environment and wellbeing in hand rendered pursuit to production.

Odette is also committed to championing craft education through various engagements such as artist talks, collaborations, workshops and teaching. She had completed with Merit her PGcert in Academic Practice at University of the Arts London, as well as gaining her Fellow in Higher Education Certification.


- Awarded Shades of Noir and University of the Arts London,
Teaching Within Grant to Complete PGCert in ACADEMIC Practice 2020

- Awarded the British council CRAFTING Futures Grant for
Artist Residency Programme in China
-Guest Artist
Showcased exhibition at Fangsuo Commune - Chengdu, China 2019

- Fashion Scout - ‘Ones To Watch’ Award
  Showcased at London Fashion Week  2016 

- AWARDED London College of Fashion, British Council and 
   Dian Pelangi Residency Programme in Indonesia
 -Guest designer
 Showcased at Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 and Africa Fashion Week London 2016

- Textile Federation for Asos Winner 2015   

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