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Student Stories: Odette and Laser Cutting for Textile Design


Student Stories: Odette and Laser Cutting for Textile Design

© Odette & Elliott,
Written by
Hamish Chohan
Published date
20 August 2019

It’s our final week of the CSM Short Courses “work in progress” exhibition, which finishes this Sunday 25th August, so don’t miss your chance to check it out in person! Couture Milliner, Odette, is one of our amazing exhibitors, here she tells us how our former Laser Cutting for Textile Design short course led to directly influencing her incredible work.

Hats. © Odette & Elliott

What short course did you to study upon at Central Saint Martins (CSM)?

I picked Laser Cutting for Textile Design which is led by Laura Baker and Franklin Mok.

Odette's hat made using laser cutting technique.

© Odette & Elliott

What did you enjoy most about your short course?

The ability to use Adobe Illustrator with guidance to prepare drawings suitable for laser cutting. Also, at the end of each session, to experiment with laser cutting and laser engraving on different materials using the machines that were onsite and to see the results immediately.

© Odette & Elliott

What is it like studying in London? What has been your favourite discovery and/or experience?

The CSM campus is in an impeccable location. Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square are areas bursting with energy!

© Odette & Elliott

How has your short course benefited your career, education and/or personal development? What are you going to do next with your new skills?

Odette & Elliott’s Mars Red Movement Couture Millinery Collection draws on the design and laser cutting skills developed from the Laser Cutting for Textile Design short course.

© Odette & Elliott

How would you describe your CSM Short Course experience?


© Odette & Elliott

Feeling inspired, check out all upcoming textiles and materials short courses.