The craftsmanship of Ibn Jasper’s Cordova Collection attests to the label’s attention to detail — a perhaps cliched description in today’s fashion world. From the iPhone-compatible sized pockets on the cargo pants to the side vents on the collection’s shirts, each Cordova piece is immaculately designed under Jasper’s creative direction. Throughout the design process, Jasper, who hails from a skateboarding background, ensured that the function of each piece dictated its form. The result of this meticulous procedure is a collection embodying both practicality and fashion. For our Cordova Collection A/W ’15 lookbook video, we enlisted skateboarder Navarre Brown to test drive (ride) the pieces. Press play and let his tricks do the talking.
While Ibn Jasper is no stranger to the world of fashion, this time around Jasper ups the ante with his debut clothing collection and purple label to Diamond Supply Co, Cordova. To no surprise, Jasper uses his longtime passion for skateboarding as the center point for the Cordova “Canyon” collection, referencing skateboarding culture’s do-it-yourself mentality. The result is a line-up of sophisticated versions of casual go-tos (hoodies, flannels, trousers, etc.) with a heavy emphasis on quality. And who better to tell it than the designer himself? Thanks to the high accessibility of personalities via social media, Ibn Jasper has previously taken to Instagram to drop knowledge on the design process regarding the craftsmanship of the pieces. In an attempt to shine some light to the nonbelievers, @ibnjasper writes in his comment threads, “I’m using the techniques that French fashion houses use, like bullion wire embroidery, Italian lambskin leathers, custom zippers and hardware and full on finishing on the inside of the garments. The rule of luxury goods is that the inside of the product should look as good as the outside. You can wear my stuff inside out and it looks like it’s on the right side…”