At South African Menswear Week 2016, androgyny is the word.

Or rather transcending it, that is. Designers are designing rompers, large earrings and more for men, regardless of whether or not they were initially meant for either sex.

Whiskey on the rocks in hand, the fashion forward from Cape Town and beyond turned out for the menswear event of the season. Day two and the energy is just reaching its climax with show after show bringing us an array of designs and drapes to ogle.

Mzukisi Mbane’s Imprint line with subtle yet striking prints in blues, whites and autumnal tones was streeted out and punctuated by beige and amber Puma sneakers.


Julia M’Poko’s Mo’ko Elosa took on a more classic, earthy-toned palette peppered with touches of edgy texture. Male models made tumbles of woollen fabric and fur look effortless while the sole female model generated a genuine thirst for some flawless menswear in every woman.

Mo’ko Elosa

Amanda Laird Cherry left us strung out with her strappy, tied-off layered looks, while Jagadi used red and black ensembles to accentuate flashes of sassy bare skin and sheer peek-a-boos.

Amanda Laird Cherry (ALC)

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