“My work is heavily inspired by my African culture. This usually forms the basis of most of my personal design concepts, whether its pattern, technique, composition, colour etc. For me, being an African textile designer is not simply creating a generic ‘African’ print, its about movement, innovation and growth while still valuing the traditions.”
Odette Steele is a London-based textiles designer and textiles student. Studying at the well-known fashion institution, London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London), Odette combines patterns and assortment of colours to her work to create vibrant designs. From Lusaka, Zambia, she’s inspired and influenced by African culture and tradition which is presented in most of her work.
Check out a slideshow of Odette’s patterns and designs below.
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