Riky Rick describes meeting Tommy Hilfiger as a “full circle” moment

South African rapper and style influencer, Riky Rick, shared an image of himself meeting designer, Tommy Hilfiger, during his current trip to Milan and described it as a “full circle moment.” 

Riky Rick posted the image on his social media pages on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. The image was taken at the PVH Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger store in Milan, Italy. The Stay Shining hitmaker shared the image with an anecdote of what meeting the acclaimed designer signifies in his life.

He details that after moving with his single mother and three other siblings to Austria in 1998, his mother could not afford to buy them luxury brands to wear to school as a uniform was not a requisite at the school he attended. He stressed that his mother “did her best to keep us presentable at school but buying Tommy Hilfiger was out of the question, even though she would’ve if she could’ve.”

He continued to share how that inspired him to work hard and achieve the type of success that has given him access to the world of designer labels. He then described the significance of meeting Tommy Hilfiger by explaining that, “meeting this man and telling him the story of how his brand was the reason I fell in love with [fashion and clothing] was full circle.”

He ended his post on meeting the iconic designer by saying, “Thank you [uncle] Tommy Hilfiger for giving me time and bringing me out for your show, you are much appreciated.”

Many of Riky Rick’s local famous friends commented on the post with congratulatory messages on the full circle moment. Rapper, Frank Casino, wrote, “Big love!”, while other artists like Yanga Chief and Zulu Makhathini sent celebratory emojis.