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The Naked Ape celebrates 10 years at SA Fashion Week

Shaldon Kopman, the founder of The Naked Ape. Picture: Supplied.

Shaldon Kopman, the founder of The Naked Ape. Picture: Supplied.

Published Oct 15, 2020


The Naked Ape, a clothing brand by Shaldon Kopman, is celebrating 10 years at South African Fashion Week.

The brand is known for its bespoke Africa inspired men’s wear that dresses the quintessence of the African spirit will once again be showcasing at SAFW on October 24.

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At the show, to be held at the Mall Of Africa, Kopman will be revealing his latest collection, The Street Rover- inspired by the indomitable nature of the industry urban salvors, who emerge from the pre-dawn darkness into the day, irrespective of the season’s onslaught, suitably attired for the conditions to harvest, recycle and repurpose our disposed personal effects.

Kompan said: “This range goes beyond a look, and encapsulates the ethos of the salvor, in using recycled, and sustainable materials developed using unique and environmentally friendly processes, as well as energy-efficient methodologies to produce a ‘kind to nature’ product which

“lovingly instils the African story in each piece.

“Each piece is an environmental hero and an embodiment of the African warrior spirit seamlessly blending into the urban landscape.”

The Street Rover range is a gift of love to anyone who has longed for a Naked Ape ensemble, and day-today wear for its legion of bespoke clients.

The Naked Ape has been worn by notables of the silver screen like Samuel L Jackson and Orlando Jones.

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SAFW will start on October 22-24. For more information, visit

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