Dóri Tomcsányi was born in Budapest, in 1988, only a year before the fall of the socialist regime. Her innate interest in patterns and textiles destined her to become a fashion designer, while her childhood memories of life in post-socialist Hungary are a constant and inexhaustible source of inspiration for the collections. She is always on the search for remains of midcentury minimalism in design objects, pieces of furniture, and textiles.
Today, besides managing her independent fashion label with the help of a small team - a pattern designer, Viola Balázs, a head-of-production, and a handful of seamstresses, she teaches fashion design at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and pursues postgraduate studies.
Founded in 2012 by Dóri Tomcsányi, the contemporary womenswear brand TOMCSANYI investigates the essence of being Hungarian and puts the spotlight on ordinary moments and unusual aspects of life. The brutalist architecture of her hometown, Budapest, or ugly industrial designs of the socialist era, as well as the meaningless hassles of everyday life, are reimagined through colourful, hand-drawn patterns.
TOMCSANYI's signature silhouettes, like jumpsuits and dresses, are modern, minimalist, functional, and timelessly easy, thus perfectly counterbalancing the vibrant world of the prints.
In line with Dóri's strong bond to her hometown and her commitment to creating a sustainable and transparent fashion brand, all the pieces are handmade in the small Budapest atelier by skilful and experienced craftswomen of all ages. Furthermore, to avoid overproduction and minimize textile waste, the company introduced direct-to-consumer, on-demand production.