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Seven top trends from SA Menswear Fashion Week

The SA Menswear Spring Summer collection recently took place at the Palms in Woodstock from Thursday, 6 July to Saturday, 8 July. Issa Leo, a Spanish designer, based in Cape Town opened the week with a showing at his store in Loop street. He stayed true to his ethos ‘quality, craftsmanship and design'.
Issa believes in ‘reviving the lost industry in this country’, and sees his brand as a movement which promotes South Africa as a source of inspiration. He showcased his line of leather jackets, complimented by sports lux trousers, suede T-shirts and velour tracksuits, to name a few.

Designer Issa Leo (in front) with his models
Designer Issa Leo (in front) with his models

The weekend continued with the rest of the showcases at The Palms in Woodstock were seven key trends were identified.

Above the knee shorts


Above the knee shorts continued to shine from last Summer as shown by Rosey and Vittori, Tsepo Tsotetsi and Another.

Another
Another
Rosey and Vittori
Rosey and Vittori

Sheen


Transitioning from Winter 2017, 80’s shiney pleathers and lam-é fabrics re-introduced themselves in the collection, as shown by Rosey and Vittori, Tokyo James and Tsepo Tsotetsi.

Tokyo James
Tokyo James
Tsepo Tsotetsi
Tsepo Tsotetsi

Whites


Whites, white combinations with colour and mochromes were shown during the collection reveal by Sol-Sol, Terence Bray, Tokyo James and Another.

Sol-Sol
Sol-Sol
Tokyo James
Tokyo James

Sheers


Sheers are shown with placement print, embossing and pointelle knits, as seen in the range shown by Terence Bray, Tsepo Tsotetsi and Zeit Geist.

Zeit Geist
Zeit Geist
Terence Bray
Terence Bray

Waisted


Self-belts and tie details including waist bags, are shown by ALC Man, Another, Imprint and Zeit Geist

ALC Man
ALC Man
Imprint
Imprint

Longer length


Longer lengths tops, with layered details give formal shapes a sportier feel this season, as shown by Terence Bray, Tokyo James, ALC Man and Another

ALC Man
ALC Man
Tokyo James
Tokyo James

Asymmetry


Subtle oriental details were shown, inclusive of asymmetric wrap; tie and button details as shown by Zeit Geist, Terrence Bray and ALC Man

Zeit Geist
Zeit Geist
Terrence Bray
Terrence Bray

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About Meagan Duckitt

Meagan is a fashion designer, stylist, writer and public speaker. She owns a small clothing business called Calista Clothing and enjoys using her knowledge to empower women.

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