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Background

Shaldon Kopman is director and founder of the bespoke men’s fashion brand Naked Ape. His talent for interpreting trends and his passion for Africa are manifested in his designs, which have been worn by the likes of Samuel L Jackson, Boris Kodjoe and Barack Obama.

His career, built on an ardour for fashion, has seen him modeling and styling in New York, Chicago, Sydney, Milan, Paris and Dubai. In South Africa, he has worked as Fashion Editor for ELLE, Tribute Magazine and Y Mag.

His meticulous attention to detail, natural eye for aesthetics and daring spirit won him the GQ Jaguar/Land Rover Excellence in Design Award last year.

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