Shaldon Kopman, fashion icon, designer and stylist, founded the South African
brand Naked Ape in 2005.
From their studio in Johannesburg central, Naked Ape has designed and crafted luxury bespoke garments for discerning individuals. In the latter part of 2014 dawned the extension of the Naked Ape brand – a flagship store in the trendy and fashionable shopping district of Rosebank, The Firs. Naked Ape has extended its line-up to include ready-to-wear garments and accessories, bridging the gap between the individualised tailored items, with off-the-rack attire, resulting in immediate gratification.
The long standing philosophy of the brand is the offering of a more tailored fit that suits and flatters the physique of our clients. Naked Ape is aimed at the discerning, sophisticated, diverse international audience, seeking a unique style with an air of opulence. Our conscientious approach to fashion dictates the use of ECO (ecological and economical) fabrics.
We therefore aspire to use natural fibres and blends that predominantly comprise of cotton, wool, linen, hemp, bamboo, silk and leather. Our garments are tailored to an impeccable fit and offer a comfortable luxurious feel that exudes a certain elegance.