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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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Style Profile: Hussain Van Roos

Mr Hussain Van Roos is the Co-Founder of Fixin’ Diaries – a movement and business that has brought fixed gear cycling into the daily lives of darker hued Jozi cool kids from Soweto to the suburbs. He is also a brand consultant and the thoughtful  marketer’s dream: he cares about the story and never delivers a hard sell. Everything he…

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On Style: Sim Tshabalala

As one of Durban’s foremost  fashion entrepreneurs and event specialists, Mr Sim Tshabalala has created a number of properties that have become KwaZulu-Natal social calendar and over the years has helped innumerable young creatives carve a discernible path in their chosen industry. He spoke to us about business, beards, being an active uncle, health and his epic battle…

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The Chelsea Boot: from Swinging London to the world

As the Southern African winter steadily shows us its iciest hand, sartorial choices can skew disproportionately towards the practical, at the expense of form. Looking unforgiving elements dead in the eye and pulling off a pleasing aesthetic, while remaining warm is a delicate feat. What one puts on their feet is as important as a good overcoat, and the Chelsea…

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SAFW SS17 | Woolworths Style By SA

Woolworths presented a capsule collection by 8 South African clothing and accessories designers at the recent South African Fashion Week SS17 in Johannesburg. The collection is available online and at selected Woolworths stores. We chose a selection of menswear designs from Young and Lazy, Sol Sol and AKJP, with accessories by Pitchulik and Maria McCloy. — All images…

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Young and Lazy | SS17

Having earned its street cred on the pavements of Cape Town way before fashion media and fashion weeks caught on, Young and Lazy has developed its increasingly distinctive casual Americana meets Mzansi hood, adding structured silhouettes to some deliberately street tailoring interventions. They showed their SS17 collection on day 1 of South African Fashion Week,…

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Sam’s distinguished Brioni moment

We have seen Mr Samuel L. Jackson looking badass in Armani, casually cool in Adidas/Kangol combos and impossibly regal in Naked Ape. After seeing his star turn for Brioni’s SS17 campaign, distinguished, is the word that comes to mind. Mr Samuel L. Jackson is having a moment. This has happened every so often since his breakout…

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Rich Mnisi | AW17

Warm reds, oranges, yellows and the contrasting – not to mention trending – blues make a star turn for Rich Mnisi AW17. At the recent AW17 Lexus South African Menswear Week, the young designer – who continues to live up to the promise of his triumphant entry into the menswear market – presented a collection brimming with freedom…

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Naked Ape | AW17

Naked Ape, now an established African menswear brand under the guidance of founder, Mr Shaldon Kopman, never fails to use the best quality natural materials, crafted by the very best makers on the continent, from Swaziland to Ethiopia. The AW17 collection, shown recently at Lexus SA Menswear Week, stayed true to this ethos, with the…

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Nao Serati | AW17

This Autumn/Winter Nao Serati is at once on trend and stands out with a mix of unisex flow, colour and structured fit. The collection was presented at the recent South African Menswear Week. Images: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo   Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click…

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