A Designer's Journey to the Top
RHCREATIONS by Richard Henderson
This gorgeous dress is part of the Caribbean Rhythm collection
Photos provided by rhcreations
Belizean-born fashion designer, Richard Henderson, is a successful fashion designer based in San Diego. With years of hands-on experience, a dedicated business partner and love for the fashion industry, Henderson has built a widely admired fashion line, complete with affordability and chic, Caribbean flair. The sexy-yet-sophisticated florals and prints incorporated into the clothing have afforded much attention to Henderson and his work.
RHCREATIONS has appeared in The Bi-Annual Swim Collective Trade Show in Huntington Beach, California, Queen of the Jewel, the official Miss Belize Pageant, the Daytime Emmy’s, BET Awards in Los Angeles, Funny Honey Asia Comedy Tour, Hollywood Improv and the Miss California Latina & Miss Teen California Latina and was winner of 2013’s Fashion Week San Diego. While Henderson has accumulated a long list of accomplishments, RHCREATIONS is only getting started. I was fortunate enough to ask Henderson a few questions about his career as a successful fashion designer. From childhood ambition to the full manifestation of his goals, Richard Henderson agreed to share with me his journey to success and how he plans to expand his fashion line in the future.
FINE MAGAZINE When did you realize your passion for fashion and how did you work to make it a career?
RICHARD HENDERSON I realized my passion for fashion at a very young age growing up in my grandparents' sewing shop in Belize. As soon as I had the opportunity to study it after receiving my BA degree, I started working in the fashion industry working my way up to the level I’m at today and keep focusing on going as far as possible.
FINE Is there a person or brand who has been a source of inspiration for you and your work thus far?
HENDERSON My very first job in the industry was assisting the designer of Laundry by Shelli Segal. I learned so much from her and her mentoring brought out the creativity and talent I had inside, along with my business partner. Also, along with my business partner who keeps pushing me even further to make my dream a successful story.
FINE What makes San Diego a good location for the fashion industry?
HENDERSON Considering Southern California is the garment capital of the world and the city of San Diego is a great location for Resort Wear and the RHCREATION brand.
FINE What inspired your latest line?
HENDERSON My latest collection was inspired by the tropical colors of a Caribbean mango, avocado, and papaya salad.
FINE Advice for aspiring designers?
HENDERSON I would advise any aspiring designers to know their customers, focus on their brand and always pay attention to their competitor’s failures and success stories.
FINE Future plans for RHCREATION?
HENDERSON To expand into internet retail sources and find the right financial investors to expand the RHCREATION brand, into a true success story.
To purchase, or learn more about RHCREATION, visit rhcreation.com.