Good sports KG and Cameron have a go at modelling
Cricketer and swimmer clean up quite nicely
It’s Thursday morning in Cape Town and gold-medal Olympic swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has stripped off his shirt. A soft sigh is audible from female crew members. Oblivious, the photographer tinkers with the lights, moving boards and blocks, creating a dramatic set while a custom David Krynauw chair is placed this way or that.
The atmosphere is charged and it’s only Van der Burgh’s generous nature (and Greek-god-like physique) that cuts the tension. His presence is in aid of Trenery Icons, an initiative by the Australian fashion brand to market items it feels every SA man should own. Van der Burgh retired from swimming last December and is now based in the UK working for a global hedge fund.
Van der Burgh is joined in studio by cricketer Kagiso Rabada and together they spend the day in some of the brand’s key winter pieces. These include the everyday suit (made with Italian woven cloth) and the ever-popular Harrington jacket. A favourite with James Dean, this lightweight jacket with a short mandarin collar is a perfect trans-seasonal option.
Rabada, more familiar in his Protea sweats and travel wear, brings power and presence to the suit. Later in the year he’ll be seen in the forest green merino crewneck, a colour and cut that effortlessly complements his good looks.