Meet Recho Omondi
Recho Omondi and I were in the same room the night of our BWOB001 issue release x Sincerely Tommy grand opening party last fall, but didn’t meet. She saw our BWOB001 issue and pointed out the lavender WuTang ice cream cone by Tisha Cherry, noting that lavender was one of the color themes for her first official presentation. The NYFW debut was a success all around, but Recho will tell you while successful, it was also a huge learning.
We finally forreal met, post fashion week, at the beautiful Sincerely Tommy again, when Phoebe Lovatt and Kai Avent-deLeon put on a panel about women who do creative work, discussing the importance of being on the same team and connecting with women who get it.
I learned very quickly that Recho is a woman who gets it.
Driving from her Bed Stuy apartment to her studio in the LES, we talked about the great aspects of being an artist in New York right now, the joys and struggles of the Internet and its ability for visibility but the unfortunate weight of importance in quantity over quality.
As she told us about a spontaneous trip to SXSW a few years back, out of her character but all worth it, we weighed what it looks like to plan but to hold those plans loosely. Learning how and when to be spontaneous, knowing things work out the way they are supposed to. Walking into her apartment and seeing our BWOB001 page on her mood board, just made the point all the more clear. —Sarah Kim