MAPALO SIMON

MENSWEAR DESIGNER LONDON









MY NAME IS MAPALO SIMON AND I AM A LONDON BASED MENSWEAR FASHION DESIGNER. STUDIO MAPALO IS AN ONLINE BASED BRAND THAT LOOKS TO COMBINE UTILITY AND SPORTSWEAR WITH  UNIQUE CULTURAL REFERENCES THAT I TAKE INSPIRATION FROM, SUCH AS ART USIC AND MY AFRICAN HERITAGE.




APEX


APEX IS A TWO LOOK CAPSULE COLLECTION WITH INTERCHANGABLE GARMENTS THAT FORM BOTH CONTRASTONG 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 JACUARD BLEND FLIGHT JACKET WITH MESH VENTS AND ZIPS, WITH A PAIR OF MATCHING, BIKER STYLE,  JACUARD AND CORDUROY BLEND TRACK PANTS. THE COLLECTION WAS INSPIRED BY ANIMALS THAT I HAD SEEN WHILSTIN A SAFARI PARK IN ZAMBIA, ANDAIMS TO REPURPOSE THE PRINT AND TEXTURES OF THESE ANIMALS THROUGH SLEEK YET PROVOKATIVE MENSWEAR LOOKS. PHOTOGRAPHY @JAMILAHARDY, MODEL @HB.SAVVY

















SIMULATIONS


SIMULATIONS IS A ONE LOOK CAPSULE COLLECTION THAT CONSISTS OF A SLEEVELESS, WIDE LEG JUMPSUIT WITH A DRAWSTING WAIST AND BUCKET HAT MADE 4 DIFFERENTS NYLONS TAKEN FROM DEADSTOCK FACTORY OFFCUTS. THE SILHOUETTE OF THE JUMPSUIT IS MADE USING PATTERNSTHAT I DEVELOPED FROM MY PROJECT ‘ISOLATION ISLAND’ FURTHERMORE THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF MY EPLORATION BETWEEN WORKWEAR AND AFRICAN STREET STILE, AS THIS LOOK WAS INSPIRED BY MINING SUITS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. PHOTOGRAPHY @WILL.SPOON, MODEL @KELVIN5STAR