This week I had an opportunity to chat to one of the best Fashion Designers to follow on Twitter, Thomas Rikhotso. Does this name ring a bell? Well, his label, Tomi R Creations produces garments that are appropriate for any event you can think of.
Thomas says that his love for fine things Fashion was nurtured by his mother who herself was a dressmaker. I guess it’s safe to say this apple did not fall far from the tree. Not only did the proud mom encourage her son, but taught him the basic skills of dress making. Talk about a mother who takes charge!
“I started revamping my old jeans, after Matric established a business of making bags that led to me getting a fashion learnership with a company named Fumu Empowering Connection” says Thomas.
Thomas is very determined. I smell a solo show soon on SA Fashion Week. Time will tell.
“We had a fashion show after graduating which saw me win the competition beating 100 students who were also competing” he continues.
Tomi R Creations was established in 2012 and continues to dress clients from all walks of life. Fashion designers are always seen by the banks as ineffective entrepreneurs, I guess they never met Thabiso who runs the label full time on his own. He has worked with a reputable online store named Floral Raffia and showcased at Soweto Fashion Week.
“My market is the youth, our stuff are for edgy bold people who like making statements, we produce garments from street wear, corporate wear, casual and evening wear, and couture for fashion shows and photo shoots” advised Thomas.
5 must have items for summer according to Thomas.
For ladies - costumes, bustiers, miniskirts and sandals. Fellas get printed shorts nice printed vests.
Trending accessories this summer
Bucket hats or straight caps, sunglasses, and colourfully beaded bracelets for both sexes!
Outfits to get from Tomi R creations
Western dresses with African print accents
Bold mermaid dresses for evening wear and casual dresses.