Words: Toronto Malawu | Photography: Luke Benett and Ricardo Marcus K

Swanker took “Umswenko” to the next level with his latest collection at the first night of Xperience AFI. The young designer showed us the unconventional and non-conforming side of youth culture. For me it represented the unyielding spirit of the African Child with a strong expression of the ‘cool kid’ culture strongly embedded within his collection and styling thereof.

A very high note of Swanker’s collection included an oversized yellow puffer, navy asymmetrical short dress, and of course my personal favorite, an oversized jersey with a geometric shape pattern. This collection caused the audience to stand to their feet just to have a closer look at the uniquely constructed designs and of course the formation was well-structured.