Designer John Varvatos has just announced a collaboration with Nick Jonas, who is also the new face of the brand. The two announced the new collection, JV x NJ, which features unique Jonas-inspired pieces, like leather jackets and knitwear.
“We sat down at dinner and I knew right away this was going to be a great friend of mine,” Jonas says of Varvatos in a press release. “I think it made sense to both of us. The human connection was so real because the friendship evolved in such a natural way, the next step was trying to make something great together. Beyond just fashion and music and the tie in there, we're thinking big picture about how do we influence the world in some way.”
The two wanted the collection to feature pieces influenced by music as well, so they drew inspiration from Detroit. “In our first conversation, we were talking about Detroit,” Jonas explains. “I've had the chance to play some really iconic music venues there and I love the city, I love the people, and so we thought, let's take a great American city and show some love, pay respect to so many musical icons and just great men and women that have come out of there."
“This collaboration is unique to us,” Varvatos says. “We've never done another collaboration with any artist, any individual, on the product, the design, the aesthetic of the brand. I look forward to doing many more things with Nick in the future.”
Take a look at the photos below.