Local designers are being internationally recognised for their bold, subversive take on menswear. When you look at the exciting collections shown at the recent Lexus SA Menswear Week in Cape Town, it's easy to see why they're garnering global attention.


1) The slogan

Simple separates with bold lettering will be doing the talking this Autumn/Winter. Sport a classic t-shirt or cosy sweatshirt with cheeky wording for a trendy look with an edge.

Emmy Kasbit, Good Good Good, Tokyo James and SolSol, brought cheeky wording to the runway this season
Emmy Kasbit, Good Good Good, Tokyo James and SolSol, brought cheeky wording to the runway this season
Image: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo

2) Everyday prints

The fashion world's never-ending love affair with prints continued at SA Menswear Week. Local designers played with a range of artistic, graphic and logo-based prints set on tailored pieces to create eye-catching everyday wear.

Good Good Good, ALC, Imprint and Maxivive made a statement on the runway with their bold use of prints
Good Good Good, ALC, Imprint and Maxivive made a statement on the runway with their bold use of prints
Image: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo

3) Deconstructed tailoring

Sharp tailoring is a staple in any man's wardrobe, but for their Autumn/Winter 2017 collections, local designers took a shot at reinventing the tailored look by deconstructing the classic shirt, blazer and trousers.

ALC, Emmy Kasbit, Tsepho Tsotetsi and Jenevive Lyons, deconstructed menswear staples in their A/W 2017 collections
ALC, Emmy Kasbit, Tsepho Tsotetsi and Jenevive Lyons, deconstructed menswear staples in their A/W 2017 collections
Image: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo

4) Shades of blue

Blue is the colour of the season. Designers flooded the runway with models sporting wardrobe staples in hues of baby blue and deep sea navy.

Nao Serati, Merwe Mode, Rich Mnisi and Another proved blue is the colour of the season
Nao Serati, Merwe Mode, Rich Mnisi and Another proved blue is the colour of the season
Image: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo

This article was originally published by the Sunday Times.
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February 2017

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