Day 3 SA Menswear Week

The final day of SA Menswear Week…I don’t know if I should feel relieved or down because its literally been the best adventure but also the most stressful 3 days of my life!

The designers did not disappoint with Magents having the most charismatic show ever ( the designers and models danced on the runway at the end) and a new designer Taf The Taylor showing a very military-focused collection with printed shirts. My favorites of the night had to be ORANGE CULTURE; MERWE MODE; and KIM GUSH.

Taf The Taylor
Taf The Taylor
Taf The Taylor

MERWE MODE killed me with their minimalist approach to everyday pieces but also adding impressive details to each like the fishy graphics on their 2 piece items.. I also fell in love with their textured olive-green shorts and jackets.

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KIM GUSH is synonymous with very dark/grungy designs and tonight was no exception. You can always count on her to create extraordinary leather pieces like the one below.


ORANGE CULTURE is a new brand  to me but they have me as a customer from now on thanks to their choice of colour and fabric. I loved their whole 70’s vibe with flared pants; sheer pants; and mustard shirts.


All images shot by Ya’eesh Collins

Our full report on SAMW will be featured on UNLABELLED MAGAZINE at

We will release a trend report and a list of our favorite pieces in the form of “The Cool Kid SS16” so watch out for that!

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