At Komuniti Tukang Jahit (KTJ), empowering local talent goes beyond our community of B40 tailors - our commitment to empowering local talent extends far and wide.
We've not only worked closely with local batik artisans but also embarked on collaborations with talented individuals from various creative domains.
Our latest venture brings us together with Aimman Hafizal, a rising star in the Malaysian art scene.
The Collaboration: Kopitiam Series
In the spirit of celebrating Malaysia's vibrant culture, KTJ joined forces with the talented Aimman Hafizal to bring the KTJ Kopitiam Series to life. This collaboration isn't just about fashion; it's an artistic journey that encapsulates the essence of our local kopitiam experience.
Aimman's artistic touch adds a unique flavor to our Coffee Pouch and Teh Tarik Pouch. Together, we've blended art and fashion to pay homage to the heartwarming vibes of our local kopitiams, where stories are shared over cups of kopi and teh tarik.
Through this collaboration, Aimman's incredible artwork didn't just grace our products; it breathed life into them. Each piece told a unique story, sparking conversations and spreading the beauty of Malaysia's heritage."
Through this collaboration, Aimman's incredible artwork didn't just grace our products; it breathed life into them. Each piece told a unique story, sparking conversations and spreading the beauty of Malaysia's heritage.
If you look closely, you'll notice a subtle detail of Malayan Tigers infused into all of his work for our Kopitiam series - which further represents our dear country of Malaysia!
Aimman's academic achievements underscore his dedication to the fusion of art and technology. He earned his MA in Fine Art & Technology from UiTM Jalan Othman in 2019, showcasing his commitment to the evolving world of art.
His artistic journey began with excellence, graduating with first-class honors and receiving the prestigious Vice Chancellor Award for his Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Fine Art with a specialization in Painting from UiTM Shah Alam.
This commitment to excellence echoes his earlier achievements during his Diploma in Fine Art at UiTM Seri Iskandar, Perak.
Currently based in Seksyen U12 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, Aimman Hafizal's artistry centers around illustrative painting, which artfully engages with the nostalgia of childhood popular culture, a theme that runs throughout his years of studying Fine Art.
Aimman's artistry has been widely recognized both locally and internationally. In 2015, he received the title of Best Technical Artist in the "Energy: Past & Future" art competition, hosted by Galeri Petronas. A pinnacle in his professional journey was winning the Major Award for Anugerah Seni MIDF in 2017, marking a significant milestone in his artistic career.
His artistic exploration extends beyond borders, including a noteworthy residency program at Saung Banon Arts in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. During this program, his degree internship profoundly influenced his development of childhood memories, setting the stage for his ongoing artistic evolution.
Aimman Hafizal's artwork has graced numerous exhibitions, not only in Malaysia but also in countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, and South Korea. His art continues to captivate audiences by bridging the past and present through the lens of childhood nostalgia and popular culture.
Collaborations in the creative world are like keys that unlock doors of opportunity. Artists and brands alike can benefit in several ways:
Collaborations expose artists & brands to new ideas, techniques, and perspectives, fostering growth and innovation.
Access to New Audiences
Partnerships allow artists and brands to reach broader and diverse demographics, expanding their current fan base.
Collaborations introduce artists to valuable industry connections and future opportunities.
Collaborations can provide artists with income sources while offering brands unique and authentic content.
What Lies Ahead?
The KTJ Kopitiam Series was just the beginning of our collaborative journey. We're not stopping here; we're committed to exploring new horizons and perhaps unlocking Aimman's full artistic potential.
Together, we're not just creating fashion; we're crafting experiences, connecting hearts, and building a vibrant community that values and celebrates local talent.
Join us in supporting Aimman Hafizal as he takes his art to new heights, and let's paint a brighter future for Malaysian creativity