Thought-provoking designs in SA Menswear Week AW17
This past weekend The Palms in Woodstock hosted ±30 designers at Lexus SA Menswear Week AW17.
Fashion tends to be a reflection of the times, and so it is proving yet again. Dark colours echoed the current ominous state of the world-wide political arena. Leather, a protective fabric, was widely used.
Kim Gush (EG Alumna)
Even where designers employed lighter, brighter colours, the ranges had an unsettled, nomadic mood.
Tailoring featured strongly, with an emphasis on outerwear. Again, the suggestion is of being on the move.
On an inner level, adaptability was suggested by androgynous designs.
Indigenous prints and styles provided some geographical grounding in the maelstrom.
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MXVV x Craig Jacobs
When all is said and done, one can conclude that men’s fashion in South Africa is excitingly vibrant and responsive to the Zeitgeist.
All Images courtesy of SDR Photo