Fashion designer . Creative brand and strategy Consultant

Richard ‘Rich Blk’ Mkoloma is a multi-disciplinary creative consultant who specialises in brand conceptualisation and creative strategy, apparel design and research. 

With over 15 years of experience Richard has cultivated an expertise in aligning product design with brand direction to delivers directional & commercially viable collections and concepts. This has resulted in Richard successfully revitalising existing multi-product fashion/sport-lifestyle collections for renowned brands, forward-thinking niche collections and start-up companies for both global and local markets.

Richard is best characterised by an interest in future-focused concepts with a core sensibility for design narratives that align contemporary style with innovation and refined functionality; the hallmark of a technical foundation in tailoring.

Womenswear . Menswear . Accessories .
premium lifestyle . contemporary fashion . sport-luxe . sportswear . denim .
and a diverse portfolio of clients that also includes :
charities . social and educational organisations .

for good people :
African Fashion International . Adidas Originals . NAPAPIJRI . PUMA . Hussein Chalayan . Goose: McLaren F1 ‘Signature collection’ . O’Neill . Diadora . Fila Filativa . Armadillo Scooterwear . Urban Professor: National Urban League . Avis Charles Associates . MO SAÏQUE . Deal Real . Rogue by Scott Langton . Sean John: [Blue] . ‘Collection’ . Criminal Clothing . Michiko Koshino Yen Jeans . Dockers Europe . Levi’s . Wale Adeyemi . 4649 . Kiguwa . Paul Smith . Grant’s Whisky . FORWARD UK . Africa Fashion Guide . ROK (Reach Out To Kids) .
Pancake Gallery Art Rules Aruba . i’mPOSSIBLE . T.Roy Broadcite .
3rd Stream art and music collective .
Africa Utopia . CDR . OHTV . VOXAfrica .

“I am inspired by the freshness of aesthetic fusions that question boundaries and blur edges.”