Husam El Odeh
Photo by Tomoko Suwa
German born Husam El Odeh studied fine art at the renowned UDK in Berlin and worked successfully as an artist in Berlin until he relocated to London in 1999. There he exchanged the canvas for the body and started to make jewellery.
Still at University in London, he received awards by respected talent finder FASHIONEAST and the British Fashion Council. He has received the international award for cutting edge accessories design; the “so fresh award” given out by Pierre Lang and unit f in Austria in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded the British Fashion Award as Emerging Accessories designer of the year 2010.
Projects with Topman, Topshop, Pringle, Swarovski and Kickers and collaborations with Ann-Sofie Backs and Siv Stoldal as well as his work with Marios Schwab from 2005 until 2008 have established him as a vital part of British fashion.
He has also been designing a range of acclaimed accessories for Miharayasuhiro's menswear shows in Paris for the last five seasons.
The line designed for Miharayasuhiro has recently been extended by a range of sunglasses and a range of fine jewellery exclusively produced by world-renowned jewellery house Tasaki.
His latest collaborations include a number of projects and collections for Acne, which have received critical acclaim as well as having been endorsed by the likes of Kylie Minogue and Chloe Sevigny.
And a collection of one off pieces for PRINGLE of Scotland.
International Magazines such as Italian Vogue, Pelle Vogue, V magazine, ID, Purple, Dazed and Confused, Another Magazine, Another Man, Ten Magazine, Numero, POP, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and many others have featured his work.
Customers include Fashion legends Karl Lagerfeld, Jefferson Hack, Diane Pernet , Lulu Kennedy, Chloe Moretz and Rhianna.