Clare architect builds on trend curiosity

A Co Clare architect, at the moment working within the Center East, has joined forces with an African designer, to launch a brand new model of clothes.

TOMOLLO Fashions Limiter is a lately shaped trend enterprise based mostly and registered in Nairobi, Kenya with retailers in Dublin and on-line.

Its core enterprise relies round inventive trend clothes with its co-founders Christine Omollo, a really proficient and skilled Kenyan designer and Tom Byrne an architect from Kilkee in West Clare.

Tom admired Christine’s fashions on-line they usually corresponded and deliberate the enterprise over two years, ensuing within the formation of TOMOLLO. It wasn’t till the annual St. Patrick’s Day Ball in Bahrain this yr that they lastly met once they co-sponsored the occasion.

Tom has been dwelling and dealing as an architect within the Center East for the final ten years on many initiatives as Saudi Arabia heads in direction of its 2030 Imaginative and prescient utilizing its funding energy to create a extra numerous and sustainable economic system and its strategic location to construct its position as an integral driver of worldwide commerce and to attach three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. Residing there, Tom has been closely influenced by Center Japanese Vogue and his many journeys to East Africa over the past 5 years, coupled with the attention of Africa by way of the Black Lives Matter motion impressed him to develop his design and project-management capabilities (ignoring from the truth that Tom’s mom Mary Lillis from Kilkee, was born in Harlem, New York in 1928!)

TOMOLLO’s vary varies drastically from ready-to-wear funky clothes, uniquely and meticulously tailor-made from African and Center Japanese materials, to custom-made bridal and party-wear. The vary additionally consists of made-to-measure high fashion, casuals and a variety of equipment, hand-crafted in Kenya utilizing environmentally-sustainable sources with native expertise because the bedrock of TOMOLLO’s ethos. Every garment’s title varies from Tribal Villages in East Africa to Townlands and Cities in County Clare. Its trendy designs and high quality materials make the most of African trend international appreciation which is ready to develop exponentially.

Already TOMOLLO has 30 loyal shoppers as its base, from all ages, with a view to increasing to a a lot wider and appreciative buyer group.

All its manufacturing is at the moment Kenya-based with devoted, hardworking and proficient operatives and the mission is to unfold the pleasure of high quality, funky and trendy gadgets made in Kenya and offered globally. The Irish Embassy in Nairobi and the Enterprise Eire Kenya have been of giant encouragement and help to the fledgling enterprise.

Tom Byrne

They’re nicely conscious of the very aggressive market however they firmly consider that there’s a area of interest for his or her beautiful designs with the African Continent set to have an enormous bearing on the style trade worldwide. High quality just isn’t sacrificed for amount and TOMOLLO’s meticulous consideration to element is second to none. Because of this, TOMOLLO’s costs replicate such high quality and much outweigh the advantages of the ‘fast-food’ sort mentality of inferior items that are all-pervasive within the trend trade.

Each Christine and Tom want to convey it from its now embryonic state, to being a model chief when it comes to Males’s and Girls’s Fashions, not alone in Kenya and Eire however elsewhere within the Center East, Europe and additional afield within the USA in time.

They each have nice ambitions to develop TOMOLLO and to that finish they welcome the chance to debate their vary.

Their web site is nearly able to launch however enquiries are welcomed by e mail to Tom Byrne or Christine Omollo.

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