Recho Omondi started designing her own clothes while working as a pattern-maker, salesperson, and nanny. In 2014, she launched her own brand, and now she’s responsible for some of the coolest outfits on Insecure . She may be best known for her hand-stitched sweatshirts and graphic tees, but her collection also includes a plethora of tailored pants, sequined dresses, and gorgeous draping (case in point: her deep chocolate-brown nude Henley gown. She doesn’t show at New York fashion week, which only adds to her cool factor; if you know, you know. We spoke with the designer about the inspiration behind her brand, flip-flops, and good and bad trends.
What is the inspiration behind your brand?
It’s one big personal diary.
How do you thank someone for a gift?
With a Tom Dixon candle.
What would you never wear?
What’s your dream vacation?
Anywhere that gets me outside of my own head.
What’s a good book on your coffee table right now?
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler.
Favorite piece of furniture in your apartment/office?
The thrifted desks.
Last show you binge-watched?
The Handmaids Tale.
What’s your go-to dinner-party meal?
I’m not a big food person.
What is a trend that you like right now?
One you don’t understand?
Bad graphic design.
Shoes you wear most often?
Dirty Reebok Classics.
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