Wednesday, 13 January 2016

All You Need To Know For SA Menswear Week AW16

Oath by Rich Mnisi, Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo 


The countdown has began for the third installment of South African Menswear Week (SAMW16). SAMW16 will take place from the 3 -6 February 2016, at the Cape Town stadium.

More than 35 designers from across South Africa and 6 designers from other countries in Africa will be participating in Africa’s only focused menswear fashion week. See the show schedule below:

The “non-padding” of the show schedule, according to Ryan Beswick (co-founder of SA Menswear Week), is why the world has taken note of South African Menswear Week designers, especially young talent such as Lukhanyo Mdingi, OATH by Rich Mnisi and Jenevieve Lyons. Designers such as Chulaap’s Chu Suwannapha and MaXhosa’s Laduma Ngxokolo are also considered the next generation of South African design superstars on the global stage. And they are back to showcase their latest AW16 collections. 

Ensuring that SAMW February AW16 collections are truly showcasing the best of South African menswear design, established designers and labels such as Craig Port, CSquared, Paledi Segapo and Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs will be scheduled alongside the emerging talents including Mzukisi Mbane, Augustine, and new talent designers Siviwe James and Neo Serati. Continental designers such as Orange Culture, Tokyo James and Mai Atafo from Nigeria will showcase with designers from Angola, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. 

South African Menswear Week AW16 promises to push technology and show high-end production; from world-class catwalk shows and presentations to talks by renowned trends analyst Nicola Cooper. There will be various functions including the screening of fashion and culture documentary and an opening event in the run-up days to the shows.

Limited Tickets are available on WebTickets for selected shows.