South African Menswear Week took place last week in Cape Town, designers from across Africa came to showcase their latest offering for Spring/Summer 2016. With all the designers showcasing, the following caught our eye.
MaXhosa by Laduma
The Eastern Cape native started his MaXhosa label while studying at NNMU, inspired by his Xhosa culure and roots. Last year he showcased his collection at Joburg Fashion Week and since then he has showed his collections across international stages and recently Pitti Uomo in Italy. His summer collection is all about african leisure and ease.
The pop culture driven young designer made his mark by winning AFI Fasttrack in 2014, since then he has been the fastest growing young designer in South Africa, due to his querky and androgynous menswear. For his summer collection it’s all about being loose! Loose fittng pants and jackets,it’s the 70’s.
MUTE by Jenevieve Lyons
Jenevieve Lyons is one of the most progressive designers Africa has seen in years. She made her debut in 2013 when she entered AFI’s fast track designer’s competition, even though she didn’t win that didn’t stop her from building her brand. She has dressed leading artists from Lindiwe Suttle to Beatenberg. Her Summer collection is titled Alabaster which featured a lot of muted tones and earthly prints.
Pictures by : Neil Roberts , Gidion Felix and Simon Deneir
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