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SA MENSWEAR WEEK SS 15/16, EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR: THE LINE-UP, THE DATES, THE VENUE.

We trust you remember that the very first Menswear week was held in Cape Town this earlier, where fashion devotees gathered in a repurposed parking lot at the V&A. It was a steaming hot affair – and we’re not just talking about the talent, that parking lot was hot as f**k. Thankfully, the talent was even hotter, and there were some very special revelations. Now we do it all again. Without further ado, here is what we know about the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015/2016 collections:

THE DATES

Clear your diaries from the 1st until the 4th of July. The actual shows will run over 3 days from the 2nd to the 4th, but there is a launch event on the 1st. A little SKATTIE recommendation: Make sure you get invited to the launch event, what’s a fashion week without a bit of shoulder rubbin’ action.

THE RETURNING DESIGNERS FROM THE PREVIOUS MENSWEAR WEEK

JENEVIEVE LYONS

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AUGUSTINE

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FMBCJ by CRAIG JACOBS

FUNDUDZI MAN by Craig Jacobs

RICH MNISI

Rich Mnisi

LUKHANYO MDINGI

Ukhanyo Mdingi

SHIRT & CO by KORBLA DTZOTSI

Shirt & Co by Korbla

CSQUARED

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PALSE HOMME

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MAGENTS

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KIM GUSH  (wasn’t on runway last year, showed a static presentation on mannequins)

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IMPRINT by MZUKISI MBANE (wasn’t on runway last year, showed a static presentation on mannequins)

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LADUMA NGXOKOLO (wasn’t on runway last year, showed a static presentation on mannequins)

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THERE’S A NEW ‘AFRICA DESIGNERS’ SLOT FEATURING:

ABRANTIE THE GENTLEMAN (returning)

Abrantie the Gentleman

TAF THE TAYLOR

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MARTIN KADINDA (returning)

Martin Kadinda

 

NEW ADDITIONS #1

TERRENCE BRAY

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PRESIDENTIAL SHIRT

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MERWE MODE

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NEW ADDITIONS #2: WE ARE ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT THESE GUYS

STIAAN LOUW – After swearing off the runway circuit 5 years ago, Stiaan Louw returns to the ramp. Rumour has it that he found his inspiration at the gym, mhmmm, we hope it was the locker room.

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JULIA M’POKO – You might remember her as one of the finalists at the ELLE RISING STAR DESIGN AWARDS, the same year as Nicholas Coutts and Lukhanyo Mdingi

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ORANGE CULTURE – We have been salivating over Nigerian designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal’s lookbooks for a minute, and now we get see it all live. What more can a fashion nerd ask for?

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*DRUMROLL*  THE VENUE: THIS YEAR IT’S A STUDIO IN THE CAPE TOWN STADIUM. WE EVEN GOT THEM LAYOUT PLANS FOR YOUR THIRST – Apparently the only thing that will be steaming hot this year is the fashion. Can I get an ‘Amen’ for an air-conditioned menswear week?

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LASTLY, THERE ARE STILL ABOUT SIX MORE DESIGNERS TO BE CONFIRMED, AND THE MINUTE WE CAN CONFIRM, YOU’LL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW SKATTIE. SEE YOU AT THE #FROW!!!

Images via SDR, SKATTIE, & sourced

@MrTyilo

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