The fourth installment of the South Africa Menswear Week is approximately a month away.
The biggest menswear fashion showcase on the continent has introduced use to the phenomenal work of South African designers like Chuchu Swannapha and Jenevieve Lyons and put many more African male models on the global map. And that’s not even factoring in fashion buyers. Here’s what we know about the Spring showcase so far.
Because of the phenomenal response received at the Autumn showcase in February, the SA Menswear Week will be returning to the Cape Town Stadium in Capetown (duh). But because this will be the biggest season yet, the internal layout of the space will change to accommodate all the new bodies that will come to see the shows. There will be more exhibition spaces this season, so guests and buyers can interact with the clothes from the designers whether they’re able to see all the shows or not.
This season is going to see 55 designers present at the showcase, a ramp up from the 40+ of the Fall 16 cycle. There’ll be designers invited from all over Africa and a lot more off runway presentations and showcases to allow designers get the full benefit of participating in a showcase of this magnitude.
Who we’re sure is showing: Magents, CSquared, Craig Port, Jenevieve Lyons, Chu Swannapha, Rich Mnisi, Ruald Reeder,
This season’s runway shows are also open to the public (whoop! whoop!) Limited tickets went on sale on the 10th of May. But again, not being able to afford tickets doesn’t mean we can’t get in on the action, there’ll be public spaces, exhibitions and parties for everyone else. Not to mention the fashion talks and panels that will revolve around this year’s showcase.
6th – 10th of July 2016 people, mark your calendars. It’s going to be rad!