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Recho Omondi’s Designs Are ‘One Big Personal Diary’

Recho Omondi. Photo: Coutesy of Recho Omondi

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?
Flip-flops.

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?
Sweatpants.

One you don’t understand? 
Bad graphic design. 

Shoes you wear most often?
Dirty Reebok Classics.

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Tom Dixon Scented Candle, Eclectic
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Tom Dixon Scented Candle, Eclectic
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
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Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
Custom Tee
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Recho Omondi’s Designs Are ‘One Big Personal Diary’