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Normalising gender neutral fashion

Two talented fashion professionals and enthusiasts – Messrs. Emmanuel Dihangwane and Tshepo Mosokotso – have collaborated on a special capsule collection with a powerful message about gender neutrality. To find out more about 1927.ZA, we spoke to Mr Mosokotso. In his own words.  I have had an idea of what I wanted to do after all the…

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On Style: Menzi Mcunu

He is the Creative Director of Afrocentric Gentlemvn, the media and tailoring platform; an inductee onto Best Dressed lists and a magnet to many a camera. A scholar of the cloth, an old soul and a finely turned out Gentleman, Mr Menzi Mcunu not short of descriptors. He is African Dandyism personified, and his devotion to its…

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A dizzying menswear kaleidoscope

South African Fashion Week SS18 wrapped up last week, after a healthy showing of menswear names established and new. Over the next while, we will look closer at many of these collections, dissecting their place in the bigger menswear picture and interrogating their creators on their inspirations and purpose. For now, we look at some…

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SAFW SS18 Day 3: EPHYMOL

After a menswear hiatus on Day 2 of South African Fashion Week, Mr Ephraim Molingoana presented Ephymol’s latest contribution to the African menswear canon.    That Mr Molingoana has survived nearly two decades in this industry speaks volumes about his determination and longevity, attaining and maintaining relevance in fashion is a delicate trick. In his SS18…

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SAFW SS18 Day 1: WANDA LEPHOTO

The South African Fashion Week (SAFW) Spring/Summer 2018 (SS18) showcase kicked off yesterday. While Mr Rich Mnisi showed some imaginative gender neutral looks on male models, Mr Wanda Lephoto, along with  his creative right hand, Mr Kabelo Kungwane, presented their take on next summer. Those familiar with Messrs Lephoto and Kungwane’s reverence for cut, history and…

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A noted gathering

noted.man recently hosted its inaugural noted.dialogues event, by hosting a dialogue on the state of menswear, led by panelists Mr Shaldon Kopman and Mr Felipe Mazibuko. The conversation series aims to illuminate the right discussion points across our editorial pillars of Thought, Culture, Life and Style, with a view to sparking collective action. Attended by…

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noted.dialogues | In the name of Menswear

In our very first live edition of noted.dialogues last week, we gathered an inter-generational mix of designers, stylists, writers, photographers, retailers and buyers at the intimate and quaint speakeasy-esque Untitled, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, to discuss the state of menswear in South Africa. The discussion was facilitated by our editor, along with a panel that had Mr…

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Haunt #1 | Le Trésor

HAUNT (N):  A PLACE FREQUENTED BY A PARTICULAR PERSON. A HANG-OUT, STOMPING GROUND, A FAVOURED MEETING PLACE. In our new series going by that name, we look at interesting places frequented – and wherever possible – owned by people like us. We pay our first visit to Le Trésor, a lifestyle men’s store in Melville, Johannesburg.    Le Trésor…

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The great White T-shirt

When days are balmy, it doesn’t get simpler and more convenient than a crisp white T-shirt:  fitted in the tailored manner of the consummate dandy or the relaxed fit in the manner of hip-hop culture (but not the oversized and extra long version).  It is also not the passé deep V-neck cleavage show favoured by Euro…

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Style Inspiration | Ouigi Theodore

Mr Ouigi Theodore – a graphic designer trained in History – is the co-owner and creative director of The Brooklyn Circus – the cult lifestyle shop and clothing brand in the famed New York City enclave he has lived in since his family moved from Haiti when he was just 8 years-old. Mr Theodore has grown…

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