INTERVIEW: Rich Mkoloma, Fashion Designer & Consultant – Adidas Originals

Meet the Makers – Conversations with Africa’s Creatives

From playing characters on the big screen and being creators of the big screen, to literary giants and eccentric artists, the Pan-African diaspora boasts talented individuals in plenty whose skills have gone beyond borders and continue to influence global culture.

In celebration of this, every fortnight I interview a ‘Maker’ about their creative processes, perspectives and upcoming ventures. Subscribe to the Meet the Makers playlist on Soundcloud, or search AFROBLUSH on iTunes to keep up in the loop and up to date with my conversations.

Meeting Rich Mkoloma, Fashion Designer & Consultant – Adidas Originals

On this episode of Meet the Maker I speak to Rich Mkoloma, fashion designer and consultant to talk about life between Germany, South Africa and Ghana and his latest collection with Adidas Originals.

Rich gives an insight into how he uses brand heritage to inspire and create the future of athleisure wear, merging classic iconic silhouettes with the tracksuits and tees that we see on the streets today. In addition to talking about cultural intelligence and innovative processes, Rich opens up about some of his smaller collaborations including his latest with Urban Professor, and his life outside of fashion as a rapper and poet.

“Good people deserve good people” – Rich Mkoloma, words to live by.

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Louisa Kiwana

I’m Louisa Kiwana, originally from Kampala, Uganda. I work in marketing & strategy and also part of TEDxEuston. I love avocados and Bonobo. I’m the creator of AFROBLUSH and one half of the AFROBLUSH Podcast.