Established in 2010, the Jonathan Simkhai brand provides luxury ready-to-wear for the modern woman. The core aesthetic philosophy plays with the tension of feminine strength and sensuality: this is reflected in the employment of customized silhouettes. Through designs that seek to embolden women with confidence and ease, the brand represents modern versatility. As a 2015 winner of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Jonathan Simkhai continues to redefine the 21st century wardrobe and reinvigorate American fashion.
Founded in New York, Jonathan Simkhai launched his eponymous label after ears of experience as a byer and merchandiser. He honed his technical skills at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Early success of the label propelled Simkhai into the CFDA(Fashion Incubator) program where he developed his eye for quality of craft. Simkhai is continuously inspired by the built quality of craft. Simkhai is continuously inspired by the built environment, which motivates his creative process and desire to push conventional design boundaries. His work often explores the confluence of technology and hand-made artistry.
In 2018, Jonathan Simkhai relocated his headquarters to Los Angeles, operating a multi-level atelier and showroom. The headquarters also house his first retail shopping destination, offering ready-to-wear, exclusive collaborations and custom designs.