I am really excited about this new collaboration! Jonathan D has teamed up with designer Shaldon Kopman from Naked Ape to create a proudly South African and wholly unique, limited edition menswear collection that will be showcased at SA Fashion Week.
SA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 will see the launch of JD by Shaldon Kopman, an exclusive menswear range designed with a distinct purpose – to bridge the gap between high fashion tailoring and the African man.
JD by Shaldon Kopman was not only created to give Afropolitan men the opportunity to express and explore their fashion sense affordably, but to inspire local designers themselves. Shaldon Kopman says, “I know that as a designer it’s hard to make your collection a commercial success unless you have the right kind of budget in place. By collaborating with GA Creative Brands, I want to encourage local manufacturers and designers to synergize, to think accessible designer wear.”
JD by Shaldon Kopman focuses on providing fashion apparel with a purpose, a more tailored fit that suits the African physique. The collection also features Kopman’s established fabrication signature of cotton and other natural fibre blends. Shaldon comments, “We are simplifying the complexity of this collection by using natural fabrication, considered prints, flattering silhouettes and most importantly, comfort.”
JD by Shaldon Kopman will be available to the public from August 2014.
I will be attending Jonathan D x Shaldon Kopman show at SA Fashion Week, so i will be sure to take a few shots. I will be wearing something dapper from Jonathan D. 🙂 I can’t wait for you all to see it!
For more info and my live tweets from the show check out the hashtag: #JDbyShaldonKopman