It’s the event we’ve been waiting for, and it’s finally here! SA Fashion Week kicks off this evening with its much-anticipated Spring/Summer 2016 programme.

What The Threaded Man enjoys the most about SA Fashion Week, is that it supports young menswear designers, which are in short supply in South Africa. We give you some inside info on the shows you need to watch this week.

Scouting Menswear with GQ


The ultimate platform for young menswear designers, this competition allows these creatives to showcase their collections and be judged by some of the leaders in local menswear. All the finalists will be showing their designs on Friday, where a winner will be announced.

Naked Ape


This is one of the longest standing local menswear designer brands. Creative director and founder Shaldon Kopman takes inspiration from his culture and the country, to craft new stories for his collections. We love Shaldon and can’t wait to see what he brings us this season.



Two seasons ago we were introduced to this local denim brand. We really enjoy that their denim is made in SA, and we feel it makes it a bit more funky and edgy. Excited to see what this design collection has in store for us.

Which other designers are you looking forward to seeing? View the full SA Fashion Week schedule here: