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An Insider’s Pitti | A Menswear Masterclass

MR LADUMA NGXOKOLO recently showcased his Maxhosa Autumn/Winter range at Pitti Uomo, the world’s foremost menswear gathering in Florence, Italy. This was his second visit as an exhibitor and his third overall. We had lunch with him recently as he broke down, with generous detail, what it takes to be an internationally stocked menswear label,…

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We need a Menswear evolution, while we’re still ahead

The progressively gender-bending ways embraced by many contemporary African menswear designers – evidenced in part by the output at the recent South African Menswear Week – may still be novel in the context of a relatively conservative continent, but sooner or later the menswear industry will need a new act, writes MX SANDISO NGUBANE. In…

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SAMW A/W 17: Tokyo James

Dubbed “Son of God”, Tokyo James’ A/W 17 collection, showcased at last week’s South African Menswear Week in Cape Town,  featured leather suits and coats; embellished jackets and accessories. It was a hit. Images: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo.    Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter…

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MBFWJ16 | Menswear showcase underwhelms

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The curtain came down last week on the first ever Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) Spring/Summer showcase, and as MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO reports, some of the menswear on show left much to be desired.  In comparison to the A/W 16 collections, the MBFWJ S/S menswear collections were somewhat disappointing. The decision to move the S/S showcase from Cape…

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The life of Pitti Peacocks | A mockumentary

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As far as menswear institutions go, they don’t come as big, colourful and frenetic as super trade show Pitti Uomo, Florence’s preeminent gift to menswear. While the bi-annual gathering of the world’s sartorial artists and their counterparts in business and media is a huge commercial exercise, it is also the site of extreme posturing and hilarity. Admittedly,…

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Pilgrim Clothing | Inspired by the churches of Africa

Our style contributor, MR TSHEPO MOSOKOTSO, styled Pilgrim Clothing’s latest range which was showcased at South African Menswear Week (SAMW). He gives us a glimpse into the collaborative shoot with the label’s founder, Ms. Siviwe James.  It’s Good Friday and the call time is 5 am. Ms. Siviwe James, the founder of and brains behind Pilgrim…

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SAFW SS16 | Our favourite looks #1

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South African Fashion Week (SAFW) SS16 came to an end over the weekend, and over the course of this week we will be sharing our favourite looks from the showcase. One look a day, as chosen by different members of the team. We begin with our Assistant Editor, MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO. “Floyd Avenue won the SAFW Scouting Menswear…

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Derrick Mhlongo | Fashion as activism

Having entered the fashion industry as a model, Mr Derrick Mhlongo has gone on to build a huge reputation and a successful three-pronged fashion business out of a love and empathy for his people. MR SIPHIWE MPYE had a chat with him about ‘the industry’, pride, activism, mentorship and Iimbadada.  Noted Man (NM): In a…

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Menswear pulls its weight at MBFWJ

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg (MBFWJ) came to an end over the weekend and we were there to catch all the runway action. Held at Nelson Mandela Square with Tata’s statue gleefully hovering over the marquee, the event saw many fashion lovers swathed in their most fashionable garments. The only threads MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO was…

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg | Menswear

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg (MBFWJ) kicks off later today and features a well-considered mix of South Africa’s established and emerging designers. Organised and curated by African Fashion International (AFI), the 3 day event will be held at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton and runs from the 10th to the 12th of March. We are particularly looking…

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