Meet the Designer: Dori Tomcsanyi

September 21, 2014 BY WE ARE THE MARKET


Please tell us a brief history of your brand

Dori Tomcsanyi represents a high profile contemporary women's design & fashion concept, established in 2010. Originating from Budapest, Hungary, designer Dori Tomcsanyi attended the renown Moholy- Nagy University of Art and Design and finished her fashion studies at École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris, France.

With the minimalist, still extraordinary cuts and colors the goal is to always create not only exciting looks, but also ones that are comfortable and feminine. The minimalist silhouettes, clean lines and many times "oversized" looks describe Dori Tomcsanyi, while she’s getting a strong reputation in the Hungarian design market with her striking retro-style, hand-painted digital prints. Each collection revolves around a chosen female character, the cheeky, laid-back urban girl.


What are your inspirations for SS15?

The collection was inspired by the thought of recycling – hence the gag-like digital prints of pressed bottles on pure silk dresses – combined with the typical summer basics: colourful waterdrops, windy sea surface, the pastel colours of ice creams and beach umbrellas.


What are key items, fabrications or silhouettes for SS15?

Among the key items we can find Dori Tomcsanyi’s favourite bomber jackets, which she reinvents in every season: this time made from a rich woven fabric with multicoloured waterdrop pattern, which also appears in the form of a retro styled dress. Other eye-catching pieces will be the light blue shirts and maxidress with striking golden buttons and ruffled design, recalling the windy surface of deep blue sea. This year's hit digital print design on the silk dresses was inspired by pressed plastic bottles. Another favourite fabric of mine is the silk-neoprene in lead-grey, and the neon orange-pink „summer-wool”.


Do you have any news that you'd like to announce?

There are lots of awesome things happening this season: reorganising the concept of my showroom – called TheGardenStudio – which gives home to several young designers, and deals with foreign brands not available in Hungary until now. Also I just won the Grand Design Prize for 2014 for my visual project connecting to the AW14 collection, and we are getting quite popular on the Asian market.

Do you have any side projects? Tell us about your hobbies!

I have a 2 year old little girl called Mimi, and I’m spending all the free time I have with her. I wouldn’t trade those special moments for anything else.