The First South African Menswear Week Launches in Cape Town

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With menswear often taking a backseat in the local fashion industry, the freshly launched South African Menswear Week is hoping to usher in a new era for fashion. Kicking off with 3 days of runway shows by over 25 of the most exciting local menswear designers is a pretty impressive start. The first SAMW takes place from 4 February – 7 February in Cape Town and will continue to be a biannual event showing the best Spring Summer and Autumn Winter menswear collections. The upcoming AW15 SAMW line-up includes runway shows by the likes of Laduma NgxokoloJenevieve Lyons and Lukhanyo Mdingi – local designers who have been creating beautiful work in the past year and we’re pretty excited to see them showcase their latest alongside others in a space dedicated to men’s fashion. Aiming to keep SAMW intimate, the shows will have limited seating available to the public. Tickets to SAMW Autum Winter 2015 go on sale to the public this Friday, the 16th of January 2015, through Webtickets, so keep an eye on the SAMW website and follow SAMW on Twitter to stay updated.

 

Here’s a look at recent work by a few of the local designers who will show at SAMW AW15:

 

Rich Mnisi | OATH

 

Rich Mnisi | OATH

Rich Mnisi | OATH

 

See more of this collection.

 

Lukhanyo Mdingi

 

Lukhanyo Mdingi

Lukhanyo Mdingi

 

Read our FRESH MEAT interview with Lukhanyo.

 

Laduma Ngxokolo

 

Laduma Ngxokolo

Laduma Ngxokolo

 

Read our Self Starters interview with Laduma.

 

Stiaan Louw

 

Stiaan Louw

Stiaan Louw

 

Jenevieve Lyons

 

Jenevieve Lyons

Jenevieve Lyons

 

Read our interview with Jenevieve.

 

Augustine

 

Augustine

Augustine

 

Read our interview with Justine and Marea, the two women behind Augustine.

 

Mustafa Hassanali

 

Mustafa Hassanali

 

Bastion Menswear

 

Bastion Menswear

Bastion Menswear

 

Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs

 

Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs

Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs

 

Palse Homme

 

Palse Homme

Palse Homme

 

Andrea-Rae Schoon

 

Andrea-Rae Schoon

Andrea-Rae Schoon

 

Craig Port

 

Craig Port

Craig Port

 

CSquared

 

CSquared

CSquared

 

Kim Gush

 

Kim Gush

Kim Gush

 

Shaldon Kopman | Naked Ape

 

Shaldon Kopman

Shaldon Kopman

 

Ruald Rheeder

 

Ruald Rheeder

Ruald Rheeder

 

Thulani Mnguni | Tribal Skin

 

Tribal Skin

Tribal Skin

 

Magents

 

Magnets

 

Chu Suwannapha will be launching his own menswear collection at SAMW and Duke designs, Lucky Luke and X&O will also be showing.

 

Runway images by SDR Photo.

 

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One Comment

  1. This is amazing! Been following the international shows from London and to think that we have our own international menswear week right in Cape Town.

    Will definitely be attending for sure.