Tastemaker Guide: Theophilio's Edvin Thompson

Text by Edvin Thompson Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Edvin Thompson is a Brooklyn-based designer and creative director of Theophilio, a fashion brand built from his unique global perspective and Jamaican heritage. Winner of the CFDA awarded Emerging Designer of the Year award, Edvin Thompson is focused on building community and a brand with an inclusive future.

Interview with Edvin Thompson

Designer and Creative Director of Theophilio

BkT: One word to describe your neighborhood?

ET: Cultured

BkT: What's your ideal weekend morning spent around the neighborhood?

ET: My ideal weekend morning spent in my neighborhood is either brunch with my friends or going to the gym with my boyfriend.

BkT: Favorite place to catch up with an old friend?

ET: My favorite place to catch up with an old friend would by any local cafe that carries Matcha

BkT: Favorite date spot?

ET: My favorite date spot is Sea Wolf

BkT: Best breakfast spot?

ET: Peaches Hothouse

BkT: Best place for people watching?

ET: The best place for people watching s Dumbo under the Brooklyn Bridge

BkT: Where do you treat yourself?

ET: I love to treat myself at Greedi Vegan in Bed Stuy on Ralph Ave.

BkT: A must-try in the neighborhood?

Right: A must try in the neighborhood is Smokey Island Grille in Bedstuy on Fulton St. An amazing fusion of food from the Carribeans, especially Jamaican food.

BkT: What would the neighborhood not be the same without?

ET: Without social events during the spring and summer season. My favorite is Soul Summit at Fort Greene Park every Sunday.


Theophilio by Edvin Thompson

Theophilio is a contemporary clothing label based in Brooklyn, New York