Nickname: Not really, but my fiance calls me Danny. Some of my oldest friends call me Doosh, Douche or Dandoosh. And Koos Groenewald calls me Bayle.
From: Johannesburg, South Africa.
Known for: Talking, a lot.
Hidden talents: I can hula hoop for hours.
Most recent collection: The main idea was to present a collection of menswear items that could hold its own on the runway, and at the same time I wanted it to be easy to imagine the items being worn to any type of occasion by any type of man.
Style Icons: Stephane Ashpool, Hiroki Nakamura, A$AP Rocky.
Design heroes: Internationally, Ronnie Fieg, Charaf Tajer, Raf Simons. Locally, Jana Hamman & Koos Groenewald (of Jana + Koos), Jordan Metcalf, Mat Kieser.
Studio jams: I had DJ Okapi’s soundcloud sets on repeat while I was putting my SA Menswear Week Collection together.
Inspirations: A first time conversation with any new person. The 10 closest people in my life and the way each one of them reaps the rewards of their hard work, by being able to relax, drink, eat and reflect on a meaningful process and a job well done. My staff and their passion for garment construction. Getting out into nature whenever the chance presents itself. Friendly South Africans. Travelling to any major international city for enough time to absorb some of the culture. Good food!
Name: Amanda Laird Cherry.
From: Born in Cape Town, grew up in Durban.
Known for: My love for South Africa.
Hidden talents: Unraveling tangled bunches of things ie. Necklaces, ribbons etc.
Style icons: Different people I physically see as I walk through life.
Studio jams: Felix Laband.
Inspirations: South Africa, art, architecture, Japan and integrity.
Photos courtesy of SDR Photo.