OMONDI, the namesake label from Recho Omondi, debuted a collection that was both beautifully constructed and instantly wearable in a palette of pastel pink, lilac, army green and gray. An ankle-grazing lilac coat with wide lapels and a slouchy gray (matching) top and bottom set were impeccably tailored, while a crushed velvet tank top was cool enough to wear on your daily commute but could look equally as amazing with a satin maxi skirt.
words Tara Lamont-Djite
“The color palette was inspired by sunrise in the winter; those mornings when the cold cuts to the bone but the sky is so ethereal and enchanting,” explained Omondi. “It requires a lot of strength to survive winters, especially New York winters. Our girl this season carried that type of maternal, instinctive strength.”
Omondi began her career at the Savannah College of Art and Design studying pattern making before working with Olivier Theyskens at Theory and Kimberly Ovitz. A few years later, OMONDI was created, inspired by both Omondi’s Kenyan heritage and Western lifestyle. In her own words, “She’s sophisticated, intelligent, culturally sensitive and uncompromising of who she is and where she comes from.”