My name is Mapalo Simon and my brand Studio Mapalo was created to tell the visual narrative of how my childhood in Zambia and living in Yorkshire and London have collided. I wanted this to be at the core of my brand because I wanted to integrate African style into western culture as well as provide an Insight into how cultures could be visually integrated.



Apex is a two look capsule collection with interchangeable garments that form both contrasting and matching two pieces. Look one features a multi-pocket flight jacket and matching cargo pocket track pants made from deadstock corduroy taken from factory offcuts. Look two features a denim  and cheetah jacquard blend flight jacket with mesh vents and zips, with a pair of matching, biker style,  jacquard and corduroy blend track pants. The collection was inspired by animals that I had seen whilst in a safari park in Zambia, and aims to repurpose the print and textures of these animals through sleek yet provocative menswear looks. photography @jamilahardy, model @hb.savvy