Recently, RICKDUSI had its name mapped out on the world stage by becoming the First Nigerian brand to style and dress a Grammy Award winner and 2-time nominee Tim Kubart at the 61st Grammy Awards.
In this quick chat with BellaNaija Style, the Creative Director of the brand, Eromosele Patrick Eidusi takes us through the inspiration and creative process behind Tim Kubart’s Grammys Suit as well as tells us more about the brand and what to expect in 2019.
Tell us about the RICKDUSI brand?
Eromosele Patrick Eidusi is the Creative Director and founder of RICKDUSI. With a vision to design with a purpose and not just creating a beautiful piece of clothing, founded the brand in 2015.
RICKDUSI is a contemporary minimal brand that designs for men and women that enjoys classic British tailoring and bespoke styles.
Since starting the brand in 2015, the label has been able to make debuts in Fashion weeks within and outside Nigeria.
RICKDUSI has its pieces used in styling and dressing quite a number of Nigerian celebrities with names like Seun Ajayi, Tope Tedela, Falz, Ex BBA Bassey, Wole Ojo, Shawn Faqua, humble Smith, Bayo Oke-Lawal, Jon Ogah, project fame contestants 2016 and much more.
What is your favourite part about being a designer?
My brand has given me the opportunity to voice my creations in the world. I am excited for everyone who has appreciated my works.
Tell us about designing Tim Kubart’s suit for the Grammys
Tim Kubart came to Nigeria last year to work with children through a music and dance workshop with the US Embassy. It was a life-changing experience for him. For the Grammy’s, he wanted a western suit, but with Nigerian colours and more importantly, made by a Nigerian designer. And that was what spurred me on in-creating a classic yet simple 2-piece bespoke shawl lapel, custom-made green western suit. The green color representing Nigeria because of the experience he had during his last trip to Nigeria. His style is very minimal. He didn’t want something too loud, he wanted a fitted simple yet classic suit.
How is 2019 looking for you as a Designer?
I mean the only constant thing in life is change. And change is all about growth. In the words of Ralph Lauren, we would not just design clothes but we would design dreams. Yes!!!!
What should we expect for next season from the RICKDUSI brand
For next season definitely my spring Summer collections. We are currently working on shooting our Autum winter 19 collection which we were suppose to showcase in South Africa on the 9th of this month but as we reply this interview our passport is still at the South African embassy with the last email received in January from the South African embassy that our visa is been processed.
Connect with the brand on Instagram: @rickdusi