Monday, August 27, 2018

#NEWS: Rich Mnisi Drops Nwa-Mulamula Mother Lookbook

Nwa-Mulamula is the trans-seasonal lookbook offering from Johannesburg-based fashion designer, Rich Mnisi. From the lookbook itself, the four men’s looks present a collection of varying textures and fabrications in a solid dark to monochrome palette with a spot colour of lemon-zest-yellow. It’s regal in its integrity and for a change of heart, offers a much more masculine approach to menswear than his previous collections have. Perhaps more accurately, less drama and femininity…

It could be my very own brain fart, however, with the minute inclusions of velvet and sheers, the collection presents a classic offering indulgent of key seasonal items that provide opportunities for taking centre stage without exuding too much. The cuts are close-to-body yet offer a good deal of form-fitting freedom. Much more colour inclusions would have been appreciated, it’s always a beauty to adding colour to colder, somewhat darker seasons.

Overall, the collection is great and adaptable – allowing you to consider which pieces from it are most vital to your wardrobe update and consider your options on how to maximize them once bought. The fur trim jacket will get dated in a couple of years but it’s a quiet statement piece for the next two transitional season cycles. The pin-stripe pajama styled suit is gold in terms of wardrobe staples and the zebra coat is a loud proclamation to make when going out, however, it’s definitely going to be one of the moments hosting plenty of longevity.

Lookbook Credits:
Director/Photographer – Ricardo Simal
Videographer – Ross Hillier
Video Assistant – Nandi Kai
Prosthetic Artist – Ashley Powell
Model – Dylan Wentzel
Bags – Thalia Strates x Rich Mnisi
Hats – Crystal Birch x Rich Mnisi

#menswear #richmnisi #nwamulamulamother

Monday, August 20, 2018

#NEWS: TAG Heuer Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Gulf Victory

On 29th September 1968, the Ford GT 40, sporting the orange and blue livery of Gulf Oil, achieved its first victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fifty years later, TAG Heuer, a partner of Gulf, revisited the famous race to celebrate this auspicious anniversary by launching the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Gulf Special Edition, as well as a 50-piece limited, engraved edition of the Monaco Gulf.

Two flagship models from the TAG Heuer collections bearing the legendary orange and blue of Gulf. TAG Heuer Formula 1 is the ultimate automotive model, synonymous with performance and speed. Entirely in steel and measuring 43 mm in diameter, this quartz chronograph features a notched steel bezel and an aluminium ring with a tachymeter scale.

On the dial, one blue stripe and one orange stripe recall the model's origins. The case-back is engraved with the Gulf logo. The movement is accurate to a tenth of a second – an indispensable feature in a motor racing watch – displayed on the small counter at 6 o'clock, with the minute counter at 9 o'clock and the current seconds counter at 3 o'clock. This model features a finely-crafted blue leather strap with orange stitching for a sporty, stylish look.

To honour the 50th anniversary of Gulf's first victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, TAG Heuer has launched a 50-piece special limited edition of the Monaco Gulf. The watch with the famous 39 mm square case and petroleum blue dial also bears the instantly recognizable colours of Gulf – blue and orange. On the back of the watch, Gulf's anniversary emblem and the individual number XX/50.

#style #fashionnews #accessories #chronograph #timepiece

Friday, August 17, 2018

#FASHIONWEEK: African Fashion International (AFI) announces the date of Joburg Fashion Week 2018

 AFI is excited to share with you the dates for the upcoming AFI Joburg Fashion Week which will take place at Joburg’s favourite lifestyle destination, Melrose Arch, on the 4th to 7th October 2018.

To catch all the developments and the build up towards Joburg Fashion Week, follow our social media platforms and our website:

Facebook: @africanfashioninternational
Instagram: @afi_sa
Twitter: @AFI_sa

#afijfw2018 #afijoburgfw