Collections men swear by


Collections men swear by

Three must-watch menswear shows

Nothemba Mkhondo

South African Menswear WeekAutumn Winter/2018 launches in Cape Town today. It is Africa’s only stand-alone platform dedicated to showcasing menswear. Designers show their collections over three days and only the best of menswear is invited to be on the schedule each season. These are the top menswear shows you’ll be sorry that you missed.
Nao SeratiOver the last few seasons, young designer Nao Serati has proved that he is one of the ones to watch in 2018. His collections have been raved about on social media and have won over fashion critics despite the fact that some have said that he does not make clothes that can be worn every day.
He also insists that his clothes are not gender biased. “Do you feel beautiful? Do you feel comfortable? Those are the questions that are important to me because I don’t intend them for a particular gender, and that’s why they're seen as gender bending or non-binary.” His contemporary athleisure aesthetic takes menswear to the next level with subversive and unexpected colours, fabrication and silhouettes.
Showing Friday, 9 February at 5pm
ALC ManIn a sea of sportswear inspired collections, ALC Man, designed by Amanda Laird Cherry, perfectly combines sharp tailoring with the ease of streetwear to create a diverse range of ultra-wearable separates.
Showing Friday, 9 February at 10pm
Young & LazyYoung & Lazy, also known as Youngn Layzee, may be relatively new to the runway circuit, but designer Anees Petersen has been building the street cred of his brand in Cape Town since 2009. The street and sportswear brand is a unique take on the melting pot of Mzansi street culture.
Showing Saturday, 10 February at 8pm
South African Menswear Week will be taking place from today until 10 February 2018 at Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town. Limited tickets are available at

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