Dori Tomcsanyi

...I love to travel so much, I always come home full of inspiration and can’t wait to start working again.

Dori Tomcsanyi is a Budapest based fashion designer studying MA fashion at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. In the summer of 2011 she opened her own showroom in downtown Budapest, called TheGardenStudio. Besides creating bespoke collections and projects, she also designs costumes and does styling. Her constant inspirations are unique people and places. Her design focuses on a play with minimalist cuts and colours, concentrating on comfortable street wear from high quality fabric. In her latest collection, Dori continues to experiment - this time she introduces her favourite shades from a brand new aspect. She approaches the unique world of colour through the technique of aquarelle. The hand-painted pattern is reminiscent of the free and playful flow of watercolours, but only appears to be spontaneous. The shades and proportions were selected with utmost care by the designer. The lines of the collection are soft and feminine, there is much less cheekiness, but the designer has some surprises up her sleeve: the short version of the winter dungarees or the blouses cut over the bellybutton are bold choices.

Nothing inspires me like...
Unique people and places. This is why I love to travel so much, I always come home full of inspiration and can’t wait to start working again.

I hope...
l will always love my job so much as I do now and will always have the courage to design whatever I want.

Cultural Influences...
Are interesting, but when it comes to my designs I don’t really involve them, I mostly follow my own impressions.

I got where I am...
Because I don’t think I could give up, I hate to loose! Even if it’s pretty hard sometimes I try to see the good side of everything and push it until it turns out well; and of course I have my family who helps with everything and I’m very grateful for that.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be very ridiculous, but this is one of the fun parts, that you really are allowed to do whatever you want and no one gets to say that you’re crazy.

Money makes...
Me crazy, I want to spend it right away. This is why my husband (haha first time I’ve ever wrote it down, just got married 2 weeks ago) has my bank cards, it’s better for everyone.

Did you know...
That I have a 3 year old English Bulldog, Lili? She snores so loud when she sleeps I have to go to another room if I’m on the phone.

If I could...
Snap once, and gather all my friends from around the world for a garden party, would be the coolest evening ever!

I once thought...
That with hard work and endurance I can be whoever I want to be. I still think that!

My dreams are...
To always be able to think big, so I can run after them and challenge myself day by day.

I suck...
At housework, hate to do the dishes or cleaning. The only thing I’m OK with is the laundry, I guess it’s about clothes again!

NYC/London/Paris/Milan are...
Cool, but I love living in Budapest. I could complain about it for ever, but the end would be....’’but I still love it’’.

I wouldn't pay for...
Fake stuff, unless if it’s a fake ID. Well, but I’m not underage anymore, so I guess I wouldn’t pay for fake stuff at all.

I'm a perfectionist...
In my work, if I do my best, put the effort and time into something which doesn’t turn out good, I can be so angry that I cry!

I like making...
Very spicy Asian food. Sometimes I’m the only one who can eat it.