SAMW AW’16: Style Me Strauss’ Favourites

Cape Town boast’s the 3rd installment of the South African Menswear Week held at the picturesque Cape Town Stadium.

Over the four day period we’ve seen amazing collection unveilings and some who seemed to lack basic inspiration and originality.
We however applaud the designers who had us in awe with their amazing garment construction, inspiration and impeccable styling.
Here are our picks in order of appearance and who’s collections do not fall in the category of, “Any old SH*T can go down a runway and they just sit there and clap” as Grace Coddington, Creative Director-at-large, Vogue America would say.

Day One:

Dicker: 

Arman Dicker shows an incredible piece brought to life by model, Sanele Xaba as seen below. The line “Suck my dicker” was indeed trending on social media.

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AKJP:

“The designs are true to AKJP’s signature artful take on classic and utilitarian menswear and made use of layering, asymmetric detailing and impactful styling. Reworked prints inspired by a jungle landscape in muted pistachio and shades of blue and red dominated the range consisting of overcoats, culottes and overalls.”

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Day Two:

Jenevieve Lyons:

Jenevieve Lyons  showcased her third installment menswear collection at SA Menswear Week Autumn/Winter 2016.

MACULA  as the collection was called was a play on the abstruseness and juxtaposition of beauty. We were blown away.

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Mo’ko Elosa

Rich in texture and colour, the perfect ready-to-wear collection.

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Day Three:

 Lukhanyo Mdingi X Nicholas Coutts

The collection oozed with creativity and phenomenal styling. The play on textures and colour brought every ensemble to life.

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Rich Mnisi:

Reintroduced the essential overcoat, perfect for AW’16.

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Day Four:

CHULAAP:

Chulaap’s #Makeartnotwar crowned and adorned by PICHULIK, wow’s at SAMW. The Prince of Prints has clearly spoken.

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SAMW has and continue’s to be Africa’s leading Menswear platform which aims to elevate both emerging and established designers.
We certainly cannot wait for the next installment of SAMW.

Credit : Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Source: Jenna McArthur PR

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