Mapalo Ndhlovu
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Mapalo Ndhlovu

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Mapalo Ndhlovu

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
My name is Mapalo Simon and I am a London based Fashion designer specialising in Menswear. I am a highly motivated and hardworking individual that has just graduated from London College of Fashion. I am well organised and can adapt to new situations easily, as well as this I have an eagerness to learn and develop personal skills in a practical setting. Besides problem solving and numeracy skills, I have good communication skills, verbal and written
Projects
  • ISOLATION ISLAND
    ISOLATION ISLAND. ISOLATION ISLAND IS A CAPSULE THAT CONTINUES THE EXPLORATION IN THE CONTRAST BETWEEN AFRICAN STREETWEAR AND WESTERN UTILITYWEAR. THIS COLLECTION WAS MADE DURING THE FIRST GLOBAL PANDEMIC IN 2020, THUS MAKING THE NAME OF THE CAPSULE A REFLECTION OF THE CONDITION THE GARMENTS WERE MADE IN. THE CAPSULE FEATURES CURVED SEAM DENIM JEANS, AN OVERSIZED TOTE BAG AND BUCKET HAT MADE FROM 40% RECYCLED MATERIALS AND SANDWASHED DENIM. THE VEST IN THE CAPSULE WAS MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH KNITWEAR DESIGN
  • PRE COLLECTION
    PRE COLLECTIONA SERIES OF GARMENTS EXPLORING THE FUSION BETWEEN AFRICAN STREET STYLE AND UTALITARIAN CLOTHING. THE PROJECT BEGAN BY RESEARCHING VARIOUS SOUTHERN AFRICAN CULTURES SUCH AS THE HERERO TRIBE OF NAMIBIA. THE END RESULT IS A PAIR OF LAZER CUT NYLON PANTS, A BOXY FIT HEAVY COTTON SIRT AND A TRENCH COAT, ALL OF WHICH ARE MADE FROM DEADSTOCK FABRICS.
  • Project Spectrum
    Project SpectrumPROJECT SPECTRUM IS MY FIRST SELF DIRECTED PROJECT AND INTRODUCTION TO THE BRAND STUDIO MAPALO. THE PROJECT FEATURES LUXURY, CONTEMPORARY STREETWEAR GARMENTS THAT COMBINE MINIMALISM AND FUTURISM. ONE LOOK FROM THIS PROJECT WAS USED IN KIDA KUDZ MUSIC VIDEO ‘BOUNCE’ FEAUTURING WILEY
Work history
    Adidas Group logo
    Adidas Group logo
    Retail assistantAdidas Group
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Retail ambassador at the originals flagship concept store in London. Main roles include maintaining the store’s clean and organized appearance, restocking items, and building relations with customers as well as this, I frequently gain knowledge of brand activations and collaborations to provide in-depth product knowledge.
    BIANCA SAUNDERS logo
    BIANCA SAUNDERS logo
    set design assistantBIANCA SAUNDERS
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Setting up the stage at London Fashion week 2020 for Bianca Saunders presentation 'Videolight'. This was a fast paced role that was done over the period of two weeks where I created some of the props as well as setting up the set on the day of the show.
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Skills
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Styling
  • Adobe
Education
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) London College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    A design based course where I was taught the fundamentals of menswear Design. I was taught a number of design skills such as illustration both physically and digitally using Adobe programmes such as Photoshop and Illustrator. I also learnt practical skills such as pattern-cutting, fabric cutting, Toiling and sampling to realise my designs.
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    DiplomaYork College
     - York, United Kingdom
    Extended Diploma in arts and design where I explored a number of creative fields such as illustration, photography, graphics and architecture. In my second year I chose to specialise in Fashion design where I learnt skills such as garment construction and pattern cutting that I applied towards making my Final major project.