Wednesday 28 August 2013

Gavin Rajah – Durban Fashion Fair

Gavin Rajah, presented a beautiful collection at the Durban Fashion Fair. The colour palette included black, white, off-white, blue and gold. He paid attention to detail in both his formal and casual pieces. There was quite a few pieces that you can wear straight off the runway onto the streets.

The major trend in his collection was monochrome. See some of the pictures below:

Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Tuesday 27 August 2013

The Return of the Gentleman – Durban Fashion Fair

Will 2014 be the ‘Year of the Gentleman’? Carducci and Viyella recently showed their autumn/winter collections at Durban Fashion Fair which included tailored suits, blazers, shirts, bow ties and knitwear. Their collections included both formal and casual looks. The pieces which were shown will make any guy look dapper!

See our favourites from the Carducci and Viyella autumn/winter presentation:



Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Friday 23 August 2013

#Fashion Friday, Alonso Mateo – The World’s Most Stylish Kid

Alonso Mateo is a five year old kid that has SWAG. He’s SWAGGER is on point! The little boy is a mini fashion icon that rocks tailor-made suits, pocket squares, untucked and rolled sleeve shirts, designer denim and designer blazers.

He became an Internet sensation after his mother Luisa Fernanda Espinosa, a freelance stylist from Laguna Beach, California, who has worked for Harper’s Bazaar, put up her son's pictures on her Instagram account. Alonso also has his own Instagram account and boasts with 48,683 followers.

In most of his pictures, he poses nonchalantly, looking away from the camera and smiles charismatically. He also has a few ‘selfies’ which he takes with his iPhone. Alonso wears brands that most of us would dream to own which includes Gucci, Dolce & Gabana Tom Ford, Burberry and Dior to name a few.

See a few pictures below which Alonso (and his mother) share with his followers:

Image Credit: Alonso Mateo Instagram

Wednesday 21 August 2013

David Tlale’s Menswear Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2013

We are not done yet with reviewing the spring/summer collections as seen on the runways during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town. Today we look at David Tlale’s collection. The location of the show was on a closed off bridge in the Helen Suzman Boulevard. The colour palette included sunshine yellow, turquoise, black, white and gold. I liked the suits, but I think the shorts were a little too short for guys. Well done on another spectacular collection David! 

Take a look at the video and the pictures below:


Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Tuesday 20 August 2013

David Beckham – 2013 Underwear Campaign for H&M

David Beckham created his own underwear line with H&M. In the latest campaign he models the latest David Beckham Bodywear Collection, where he wears maroon and white briefs (see the pictures below). The full H&M campaign with more pictures will debut on 22 August 2013.

H&M will be coming to South Africa in 2015 (they have signed a lease to open a store in Mall of Africa in Johannesburg).

The pictures below are for the ladies to enjoy! Ladies soon you will be able to buy the underwear for your man when H&M comes to South Africa. However if you are single gents, you can still buy it for yourself or ask others to buy for you as a gift.

Image Credit: H&M

Monday 19 August 2013

MBFWCT2013: Women’s Wear

South African designers set numerous trends this year at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town. The major trends for females this spring/summer include monochrome and the African print.

Swag Craze asked a number of ladies to choose the pieces that they would most likely buy and wear.

The ladies chose the following:

Thula Sindi

Milq & Honey


Cheryl Arthur

Tweet us @swagcraze1 and let us know what you would wear from what you saw on the runways from MBFWCT13.

Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Sunday 18 August 2013

The Mandal This Spring/Summer?

Could we guys be wearing this strappy footwear this spring/summer?

Adriaan Kuiters recently shown his spring/summer 2013/2014 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town where the male models wore the mandal.

The mandal was a big trend this year during international fashion shows such as Versace and Dolce and Gabana during Milan Spring 2014 Menswear and also Givenchy and Herm├Ęs during Paris Spring 2014 Menswear.

It would be interesting to see if the mandal would make its way from the runway onto the streets!

Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Friday 16 August 2013

Fabiani: Spring/Summer 2013

Fabiani had a prime time slot during MBFWCT 2013 and as expected produced a remarkable collection. This season they produced uniquely wearable pieces with a contemporary edge.
For their latest fashion presentation Fabiani transported us to the coast of Italy as ‘the Fabiani man steps off his yacht onto a sun bleached jetty’. The collection had a nautical theme where we saw nautical casualwear blend effortlessly with soft tailoring. A maritime palette was used which included royal Azzuri blue, lightening white, crushed raspberry, ocean aqua and neutral tones.
The models were styled to perfection and rocked slim fit chino’s, tailored blazers, suits, tuxedos and denim. Double compact poplin shirts took centre stage in plain and bright colours, ginghams, florals and subtle patterns, all expertly finished with Fabiani signature detailing and contrast trims. The jackets in italian linens and cotton came in textured stripes and ginghams with striking red and cobalt blue lining.
Every guy needs a Fabiani shoe! Fabiani shoes are handmade in Italy to the highest standards and styles in the collection include the driving shoe, boat shoe, loafer, brogue and sandal.
Fabiani knows how to impress season after season with the garments always being on trend!

The Fabiani collection is exclusively available at Fabiani stores.