SOUTH AFRICA FASHION WEEK – DAY 3 – Spring/Summer 2021
Day 3 at South Africa Fashion Week saw Menswear in all its Joyous Boldness and Exuberance take Centre Stage.
All Image Credit South Africa Fashion Week (Official Website and Instagram)
Day 3 at South Africa Fashion Week was all about the most delicious Menswear! New talent as well as some seasoned stalwarts presented ranges that were awe-inspiring in their innovation and adventurousness. Brilliantly accomplished tailoring, funky streetwear, sportswear-inspired pieces, fabulous knitwear and intricate surface printing produced nothing short of a feast for the eyes. Here is a selection of the very best of the day.
Ephymol, brainchild of celebrity designer Ephraim Molingoana has, over the years, become a much-anticipated highlight of the Fashion Week scene. This season the brand has yet again presented a range that is bold, masculine and timeless in its tailoring, uncanny use of colour and subtle details. This is a menswear range that has garnered many international accolades and certainly oodles of recognition locally. Incidentally, this designer’s work and as his A-lister personal style are adored equally by the local media!
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/ephymol/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ephymol-855947781139318/
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/ephymol14
Throwaway Twenty creates boyishly playful pieces with a tongue-in-cheek mischievousness about them. We think they’re great fun and definitely for boys and girls who don’t take their fashion too seriously.
- Website: www.throwawaytwenty.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/throwawaytwentyofficial/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/throwawaytwentyofficial/
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTMu6J-tkflRRFEpnjd_ioA
Maklele’s designer Mikhayla Farouk says, ‘As I started learning more about the industry, my focus became more about sustainable garment manufacture rather than just the physical garment itself.’ These gender-fluid practical yet elegant streetwear pieces most certainly tick all the boxes for beauty and comfort – as well as sustainability!
Richard Hoy creates clothing that is contemporary and made for adventure, they’re tailored and casual at the same time. Richard Hoy’s S/S 2021 Collection is entitled ‘Field Trip’ and it gives a nod to the nostalgia of the past whilst acknowledging the grittiness of the present in the hard-wearing utility wear, bomber jackets, hiking ropes and other motifs.
- Website: www.richardhoy.co.za
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/richard_hoy/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/richardhoymenswear/
Xavier Sadan South Africa is a unisex – but rooted in menswear – collection that explores the subtle space between soft masculinity and strong femininity. Referencing Transformer and Lego toys from childhood, designer Xavier relishes the idea of removable, interchangeable pockets – clothes that the wearer can interact with. The colour palette of this collection is inspired by his father’s closet of traditional menswear.
- Website: www.xaviersadansouthafrica.co.za
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/xaviersadansouthafrica/
The Loxion Kulca brand that started as an informal enterprise of handmade items now has cult status in South Africa and beyond – in neighbouring countries and much further afield. ‘Loxion’ translates into ‘township / ghetto / home’ and ‘Kulca’ means ‘culture / pride’. Based on the principles of ‘Ubuntu’/ ‘togetherness’ designer Ole Ledimo’s collection celebrates the life and work of co-founder Wandi Nzimande and honours all the things he loved – from music (particularly hip hop) to fashion and storytelling. The collection showcases loose and free silhouettes, often in black and lime as a tribute to Wandi who was an expert in uplifting and uniting emerging designers.
This is an exceptional, highly accomplished body of work – playful, practical, sporty and at the same time super glamorous. This collection is eclectic, and make no mistake, this is African design at its very best – it’s bold and unashamedly passionate about all things local. Ode Ledimo has wholesalely succeeded in creating an iconic collection to pay tribute to a fashion icon of our time.
- Website: www.loxionkulca.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/loxionkulca/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/loxionkulca99/
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/loxionKULcA