Kolja Annussek with Jeff Hamilton during his recent trip to Los Angeles.
Kolja Annussek: "Jeff is a true inspiration - a legend - I am proud to call him a friend. Being able to learn from him is not only a great opportunity, but also a real pleasure!"
Jeff Hamilton: "Kolja is a true artist. It is amazing what he has created in such a short time, when you think about his background. His story is a true inspiration and I am curious to see what his next steps are."
About Jeff Hamilton:
Born in Morocco, Jeff moved to Paris as a ten year old boy where he went on to study mathematics and physics before beginning his career as a fashion designer. When he arrived in the United States, he quickly emerged to the top of the fashion world as the founder & creative designer behind the very first men's line for Guess Jeans. Soon after leaving Guess, he began designing leather jackets that were much more than an article of clothing, but rather more like a piece of art. This began a journey of nearly four decades and counting to become one of the most iconic and recognized jacket designers to celebrities, athletes and musicians around the world.
Jeff's career skyrocketed in the early 90's as he held licensing deals with every major professional sports league. Most recognizable are the legendary NBA Championship jackets that were waiting in the locker room for Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls teammates as they went on to win 6 titles. This began a tradition that carried on to Tim Duncan and David Robinson with the Spurs, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal; later on Lebron James and Anthony Davis with the Lakers just to name a few.
His A-List clientele is so long it would be hundreds long including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mike Tyson, Kevin Hart, Drake, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky just to name a few.