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Jonathan Simkhai

Designer, Jonathan Simkhai
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My daily ritual includes …
Early morning coffee and hikes, amazing days at the design studio and quiet evenings in my kitchen, cooking with my husband and a glass of wine.
I am grateful for …
The love and support from my family and friends.
I wish more people could feel ...
Empathy.
My favorite way to give includes ...
With my time and as much love as I can put out into the world.
If I could walk someone else’s path, it would have to be ...
Malala Yousafzai. I have great admiration for her strength and courage. She has so much to give to this world. I can’t wait to see what she does next. Also, it would be exhilarating to walk in the shoes of Maxine Waters for a day. That fearless woman is a champion for all of us.
My favorite term of endearment is …
Smoochie.
The easiest way to connect with others is …
With an open heart and an open mind.
The biggest misconception about fashion designers is …
That we design in a vacuum. Our work is always affected by the current political and cultural climate.
When I think sustainability, I imagine ...
A world in which all businesses work towards reducing the human impact on the environment and act with social responsibility. I also imagine garments designed with longevity, multifunction and craft preservation in mind.
My biggest truth is ...
Love and generosity is our great equalizer and the very best qualities of humanity.
The intention I set for myself and for my company …
To provide clothes that make women feel confident to change the world.
My personal passion is ...
Cooking! I love cooking. It really allows me to calm down and focus in this crazy world.
Jonathan Simkhai
Crepe Applique Blousson Sleeve Blouse
$675
Olivela price $675
Provides 27 Days of Children's Essentials
My golden rule is …
“Show warmth to everyone. We all need it.”
— Jonathan Simkhai
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