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SA Menswear Week AW18: Magents amplified #MeToo

February 12, 2018

The SA Menswear Week AW18 shows kicked off the South African fashion circuit on Friday 9 February. Hosted by co-founder Simon Deiner and his team, we’re seeing this event – now in its 7th season – grow in stature from a hot as hell basement parking lot at the V&A Waterfront to Cape Town City Hall, nogal. Someone’s doing something right.

I have so much to tell you, from slow-dancing with Duncan Pape in the Belvedere Vodka lounge to my interview with hottie model Jimmy Ogunlaja for Spice TV. *cringe* But all of that will have to take a back seat as I need to talk about the Magents show.

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Streetstyle: Milan Fashion Week SS16 Max Mara

September 26, 2015

Streetstyle_MFW_13_Anna_dello_RussoHere’s what I came to do; to photograph streetstyle at Milan Fashion Week SS16. Max Mara, the first show of the day took place at a venue on Corso Venezia and it did not disappoint.

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Ruald Rheeder at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2015

August 3, 2015

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My three previous reviews of Ruald Rheeder at Fashion Week in 2012, 2013 and 2014 bordered on (embarrassing) gushing. With impeccable tailoring and classic shapes as the basis of his designs, I always felt that if James Bond where to holiday in Cape Town, this label would be his go to wardrobe stockist.

Rheeder’s show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2015 came as a big surprise following the Twitter interview conducted with him a few days before. Promises of Asian-inspiration, laid back tailoring with an emphasis on the clothing in matt, sheer and neoprene raised my expectation to a print feast.

Instead, the designer’s summer collection titled Deep Down Tokyo, which explored Japanese culture for the modern man, felt too heavy and dark for summer. Pieces in autumn shades, winter textures and fur(!) appeared to overpower the brights.

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Having said that, the beacon red print and bold yellow popped so exquisitely, I could have watched an entire collection made up of just those two looks. And it’s incredible how the designer married his signature classic designs with a relaxed fit. Brave work, I tell you. Brave work. (or maybe Ruald merely rocked my comfort zone.)

I would love to know your thoughts. So click on the speech bubble on top and tell me what you think of the Ruald Rheeder collection?

Love & light
Clouds xxx
Photo credit: Simon Deiner at SDR. View the full collection HERE.

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PS: The bridal showstopper which closed the men’s collection redeemed and wowed!

 

 

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Craig Native at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2015

August 2, 2015

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Day Two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town vlosed with Native Sport, the sportswear collection by Craig Native.

Kudos to a local designer for taking active wear to the street. And extra bonus points for opening with SA pro swimmer Achmad Hassien who totally owned the look.

Sadly, that’s where my gushing ends. This was the most eclectic collection of the day where I battled to find cohesion. We saw camo. We saw aqua washes. Tribal prints. Tiger prints. Black, red, khaki, pastel, white; the works. It felt all over the place, as if the golden thread which holds a collection together had snapped..

When reviewing the images this morning, I realised that the order in which the collection was shown had thrown me off balance. Take a look.

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Perhaps it was the designer’s intention to create energy rather than synergy. If so, the concept was unfortunately lost on me. Having said that, the cool kids of hip hop will have a field day when isolating pieces from the collection. They were actually pretty awesome.

What did you think of this show?
love & light
Clouds xxx
Photo credit: Simon Deiner at SDR. View the full show HERE.

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Dax Martin at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2015

15_CTFW_SDR_8694_DaxMartin_w387_h580Geometric prints continued to dominate Day 2 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2015 when Dax Martin took it back to 80’s pop in acids brights on steroids.

Devoid of frills or trim, his unforgiving designs of low cuts and cut-outs will reveal every excess ounce you may be carrying. Ditch every carb you plan on eating this year, hit the gym and get some colour on your bod. This collection of swim- and active wear is one hot & sexy summer in the making.

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Dax Martin

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15_CTFW_SDR_8844_DaxMartin_w580_h386What do you guys think?
love & light
Clouds xxx
Photo credit: Simon Deiner at SDR. View the full collection HERE.

PS: I’m adding a white panama hat to my shopping cart. As for those round tortoise shell shades? Oh hell yeah!

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