Co-founder & Director
Hi!My name is Taiwo “Papa” Omisore, founder/creative sponge of POC clothing. Yes, I said sponge. I like to think of myself as a one who soaks from my environment through, experiences, people, places, objects, words e.t.c and squeezes whatever I have made of it on my brand.
Fashion design is what I always wanted to do but what I never thought I would do, not at this level anyway. I always liked to pick out clothes for my friends and family. I started to design clothes just around the year 2008. I designed a lot of Ankara materials and embroidery for myself, which I wore to many events. My designs matched my personality so there was always something about me wearing it that somewhat oozed esteem and ingenuity. Before I knew it people started to enquire about where I “bought” my outfit from, they wanted it in different styles, sizes, colors and they were willing to pay for it. My designs started to become a thing and that’s how it all started.
It took me another 5 years to create POC clothing. 2013, by this time my sponge was filled so much maturity and experience that it birthed Papa Omisore Clothing (POC), a direct representation of myself. I found that 'People of Colour' was a better representation of the brand, embodying myself and many others like me -people who are confident, people who can wear a uniform amongst others and still stand out, people filled with positivity and fun.
I work hours, days, weeks, months and years to make my brand inspiring, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed making it for you.