Brooklyn-based designer Recho Omondi has revealed the looks for Omondi Collection 4 aka pre-fall 2018-ish (Omondi doesn’t strictly abide by fashion seasons), a striking set of images in which the models stands in shallow water against a backdrop of broken down school lockers.
Building on prior collections, the label continues to stake out a distinct look that makes use of color as a starting point, blending street-rooted embroidered sweatshirts with artsy extra-long-sleeve dresses and jaunty pleated trousers.
“Color is always the first thing I start with,” Omondi told i-D earlier this year. “[For my first collection,] I was gravitating toward pink, and pale, muted colors, and my eyeballs would just vibrate towards those colors everywhere I’d go. Before you know it, everything around you, your whole world is this thing that you’re feeling all the time.”
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Kenyan parents, Omondi moved to New York and founded her label in 2013 after putting in several years doing contracted work for the The Gap, Calvin Klein, Suno and Theory
The label has received plenty of favorable fashion coverage and had a break out pop culture moment when her embroidered nigger sweatshirts caused a stir when it was worn by Issa Rae in this year’s debut episode of “Insecure.”
Check out all the looks from Collection 4 below.
Designs from prior seasons are available at rechoomondi.com/shop.