We recently caught up with designer entrepreneur Jeff Staple (of Staple Design) to find out more about his latest creation: the Rain Chamo for Kia.

We recently caught up with designer entrepreneur Jeff Staple (of Staple Design) to find out more about his latest creation: the Rain Camo for Kia. Staple, as part of the Kia Soul Collective, specially designed his Kia Soul to be showcased and test-driven in 10 cities around the US as part of the Kia Soul Collective Tour. The tour, which includes free performances by acts like MGMT, The Walkmen, Santigold, The Clipse, Against Me!, Major Lazer, and others, will be making its final stops in NYC on Oct 22 (during the annual CMJ music festival) and in LA on Nov 5. First, what/who is the Kia Soul Collective?

Kia got together with a group of us to help work with them on the Kia Soul. The Collective consists of myself, the amazing singer/songwriter Janelle Monae, directors Jonas and Francois, who did Kanye West’s video, and Jeffrey Kalmikoff, co-owner and advisor of threadless.com. We each did our part in our respective fields of expertise and so I was actually able to design my version of the car, which was pretty cool.

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