It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. This year was a particularly good one for Elizabeth Galloway alumni at Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fashion Week.
First up, let’s take a look at Kim Gush’s range. Kim showed as part of AFI Next Generation – her work was an interpretation of how she sees the industry as a dog-eat-dog world. Her menswear range really captured that aggression, and perhaps her own inner contradictions about the fashion industry.
It was all in black and white, the fabrics ranging across a combination of harder fabric, like leather, and softer, more-draped knits. Her range also managed to incorporate two of fashion’s current obsessions – the monochromatic look and contrasting fabric combinations – while still effectively exploring her subject matter with a gothic edge.
It was also great to see her bringing feminine inspiration into menswear, through the drapey knits. One of my favourites was a longer-length black-andwhite tee, but my absolute favourite was the butcher-inspired leather apron. I. Have. To. Have. It. Not that I’ll be butchering anything, or anyone, anytime soon. But one never knows, it’s a dog-eat-dog world…
All pictures courtesy of SDR PHOTO.
By Malibongwe Tyilo
Malibongwe Tyilo is the editor-at-large at VISI magazine, and blogs in his personal capacity at http://skattiewhatareyouwearing.blogspot.com. Malibongiwe will contribute to our blog on an occasional basis.