30 Oct 12 Track – Session Two
Another Monday, another playlist to help you through the week. Welcome back to 12Track! This week’s selection is chosen by one of our #FutureTrends exhibition artists, Odette Steele.
So who is this young creative?
“Zambian born, Odette Steele is a Textile Designer and graduate of London College of Fashion, specialising in Embroidery / Embellishment and Print Design. Her influences derive from her African heritage through the dynamic composition of pattern and colour. An individual design style is achieved through manipulating recycled and waste fabrics through weaving or using embellishment to create a fusion of various materials to create a handcrafted luxurious product. Collectively, Odette’s powerful 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. Striving to acknowledge the point of sustainability in showing that this has not only to do with energy consumption, recycling etc.”
Now that you’re a little acquainted, here’s Odette’s choice for the playlist and some reasons why she chose these tracks. Enjoy and checkout some of her work at http://www.odettesteele.co.uk
1.Likes – Chronixx
This song I selected as the backing track for my short video showcased at Future Trends (video below). Selected for its unique and catchy sound that Ibibio Sound Machine does so well! Fresh and yet with all the elements of a distinct African sound.