JAKIMAC is an LA-based design house that channels the energy of underground fashion and high-end couture. Driven by the process, pieces are handcrafted primarily from leather, resulting in sensual and sculptural forms made to be worn as a second skin. The rough texture of leather combined with the addition of gemstones and fine metals creates a feeling of edginess and excitement as materials of dark subject matter are transformed into things of beauty.
Inspired by rock n' roll music and the subcultures surrounding the genre, JAKIMAC pieces explore contradictions - masculine vs. feminine, hard vs. soft, raw vs. refined. Leather is used as a vehicle to draw on the body, creating sleek designs that contour to the human bone structure. With a focus on precise fits and stimulating textures, JAKIMAC strives to craft ever-evolving yet timeless pieces with each new collection. Each design is fully realized from concept to creation in Los Angeles, CA.
Raised in Chicago with an Italian-American family, designer Jackie Capozzoli’s infatuation with leather working began at a young age. The designer’s history working as a fine artist continues to influence the edgy, fearless, and bold designs that are the core of JAKIMAC.