Summer is set to sizzle as forecast by South Africa Menswear week, which gave us the very latest in men’s fashion from not only South Africa but the entire continent. The event which took place in Cape town showcased the crème de la crème of African fashion, with top African designers such as Craig Jacobs and Julia M’poko plus many others showcasing their S/S collections during this jam packed 4 day event.
We here at Glam Africa are here to give you a complete and exclusive summary of last weeks fourth instalment of #SAMW.
Here are our highlights.
The British Nigerian contemporary brand’s gave us tailored suits shorts and trousers in daring pink contrasted with neutrals. Statement accessories were also on show.
FMBCJ BY CRAIG JACOBS
Jacobs gave us a“Harvest of the Warrior” collection with signature African prints on classic designs. FMBCJ teamed up with Balance showing the coolest trainers around. The collection merged street wear with a formal look.
IMPRINT BY MZUKISI MBANE
Gender neutral clothing is a BIG thing this year, and Mbane’s collection showcased a variety of printed shorts, skirts and dresses in pastel hues conforming to this look. The daring designs, which included subtle print inserts, showed a lot of skin.
Lyons collection collection blended pastel and dark denim in one of the most striking collections of the show. She describes it as a tale of ‘migrated cultures, to tell a story dubbed by default – blurring what is defined and undefined’.
Mdingi gave us a cool and edgy selection of neutral prints with striking accessories. His pieces included earthy tones of burnt orange, navy and white, included more feminine shirts and jumpsuits.
This Nigerian androgynous brand is celebrated for pushing boundaries with clothes that can be worn by both men and women. Their collection celebrated misfits or outcasts by showing love to individuals who refuse to blend in, instead celebrating their uniqueness.
CHULA BY CHU SUWANNAPHA
Daringly different, this print-on-print may seem like a crime against fashion, but Suwannapha makes it look effortlessly cool. His collection titled “African Surfers” paid homage to the African continent, celebrating its diversity and beauty. The designs included Suwannapha’s signature African prints paired with tribalism inspired make-up and styling. Teamed with illustrated knitted pullovers, the collection is for the brave of the fashion bunch.
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