The second South African Menswear Week (SS15/16) kicked off last week on the 2nd of July and ended on the 4th. The three-day fashion event is a platform dedicated to the development and promotion of menswear within the African continent. SAMW takes place twice a year in Cape Town, showcasing the works of creative and talented designers and their brands the likes of Maxhosa by Laduma Ngoxolo, Projecto Mental and new young designers Lukhanyo Mdingi, Jenevieve Lyons and Rich Mnisi.
Neil Roberts Mayne of Bratpics420, whose work we featured last month, was kind enough to send us his energetic snaps giving us an exclusive glimpse of the bustling behind-the-scenes at the shows. These photos are an excellent example of his experimental photography style, playing with layers, motion and vibrant light streaks. Neil’s excitement for photography and fashion is evident in his images. Read an interview with this hard-working photographer.