APiF: Please introduce your business and your designs.
Todun Designs: Todun Designs is an Afrocentric-inspired accessory line, mostly focused on the use of African fabrics.
APiF: What inspires you?
Todun Designs: Having an idea and watching it take form has been one of my biggest inspirations so far. I tend to be a bit of a workaholic, so my brain is almost never on shut down. I keep myself on a constant toil trying to figure out how to make the next product better than the last, and trying to give each item it’s uniqueness.
APiF: If your label would be a person, what kind of person would it be?
Todun Designs: Modern, fearless, sophisticated with a slight touch of eccentricity.
APiF: Fashion Finds: What is your favorite piece in your closet or of your collection and why?
Todun Designs: My favorite piece at the moment is the Polar Tote Bag, I carry it everywhere! It is spacious and fashionable, which automatically gives it extra special points in my good books. It is also reversible and I love the combination of colors – orange/green with a little bit of denim.
APiF: Any tips for new designers/start-ups in the fashion industry?
Todun Designs: Dedication, consistency and creativity. Don’t give up on yourself and don’t limit yourself to just one idea because the rest seem too difficult or might take too much time to execute.