Designer Focus: Jonathan Simkhai

When “effortless chic” comes to mind many turn to the collaborators of sportswear for inspiration. But why sacrifice your personal style for comfort? The beauty of fashion revolves around the versatility of clothing; permitting the fluidity of our bodies, tailored clothing will always be stylish and a necessary go-to. Womenswear designer, Jonathan Simkhai is the quintessential genius behind collaborating city cool sport with timeless elegance.

Jonathan Simkai recently launched his label in 2010. Although his label is only 5 years old, his world-wide accreditation tells all. The craftsmanship of Simkhai aligns his designs to be compared to the likes of Zuhair Murad and Dolce and Gabbana. Simkhai tailors his designs to the modern, cosmopolitan girl, who portrays the masculinity of strength and femininity of sexuality. The designer caught the attention of many, due to his impeccable attention to detailing and rich fabrications. Each season, Simkhai continues to enhance the fluidity of sexy feminine silhouettes.

Being his first runway show, you can only imagine the nerves and elevated tension running through Jonathan Simkhai’s mind through the conceptualization process of his Fall-Winter 2015 Runway Collection. Well, the countless nights at the studio certainly did not go unnoticed. His collection seems geared towards the idea of a supernova, a fearless woman prepared to tackle the harsh winter conditions ahead. From delicate embroidery at the skirts hemlines, to opulent cut out body-con dresses, Simkhai presented a collection with dimension. Mesh, a signature of the designer’s was engraved in his Fall collection by incorporating it in his colour blocking technique, marvelling attendees by their seats. The RTW collection featured looks from day to night with a palettes ranging from earth tones of neutral pinks, taupe and olive green to lacquers of black and metallics for the night. In some pieces, Simkhai demonstrated his niche for detailing through his drapery. leaving very little imagination on the features of a women. Jonathan Simkhai’s collection caught the attention of many for all the right reasons. I personally cannot wait to see what he has in store for the seasons to come.

Besides presenting his first runway collection during New York Fashion Week, this year marks a pivotal milestone in Jonathan’s career after a feature spread in Vogue’s November 2015 Issue starring social media supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadi, and being introduced into the CFDA as Recipient of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Jonathan Simkhai is a household name well underway, so before his designs sell out, don’t miss your chance and indulge in his collection at jonathansimkhai.com, net-a-porter.com,  and intermix.com.

Images from Vogue.

Until Next Time,

Rachelle

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