German born Husam El Odeh studied fine art at the renowned Hochschule der Kuenste 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 February 2005 he was chosen by the respected talent finder Fashioneast to put up a show during London Fashion Week.
Just graduated from Middlesex University in Summer 2005 he was offered sponsorship from the British Fashion Council for a stand at New Generation during London Fashion Week in September and a further three times.
He has been awarded the international award for cutting edge accessories design, the “so fresh award” given out by Pierre Lang and unit F in Austria in 2009.
He was also awarded the prestigious 2010 British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent – Accessories.
He has been involved in various projects with Topman, Topshop and Kickers. Collaborations include Ann-Sofie Back, Siv Stoldal, Marios Schwab and Mihara Yasuhiro.
The line designed for Miharayasuhiro was extended by a range of sunglasses and a range of fine jewellery exclusively produced by world renowned jewellery house Tasaki.
Other projects include a collection of twelve pieces for Topman in October 2009 and a series of collaborations with Swedish fashion brand Acne, as featured on style.com.,vogue.com and dazeddigital.
Magazines featuring his work include Italian Vogue, Pelle Vogue, V magazine, ID, Purple, Dazed and Confused, Another Magazine, Another Man, Ten Magazine, Numero, POP, Elle and many others.
His style fuses multi-layered fashion and everyday references, and often works with a mix of unexpected opposites of industrial and luxurious materials. All pieces are handcrafted using traditional techniques with a cutting edge twist.
Customers include Fashion legends Karl Lagerfeld, Jefferson Hack, Chloe Sevigny and Kylie Minogue.