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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

#FASHIONWEEK: My Highlights From Day 2 of #SAMW AW16 - Jenevieve Lyons + Imprint ZA + Mo'Ko Elosa

Day 2 of SA Menswear Week (SAMW) for me was a combination of underwhelming and special. Mostly underwhelming with a few handful of special moments including Jenevieve Lyons, Imprint ZA and Mo’Ko Elosa. Here is a favourite from Thursday, 4 February 2016:

Jenevieve Lyons
From her ELLE Rising Star collection, Jenevieve Lyons has been producing her signature. He aesthetic, cut and fabric choices continue to reflect a young designer who understands her niche, respects her signature and is able to tell new stories through, perhaps, the same form of theatre. This time, looking at ‘Macula’ as her running theme, Jenevieve produced a collection soft, daring, compassionate, well cut and distinctly Jenevieve Lyons. The additional of models reflecting the theme of Macula in the human form, it transcended in a somewhat ethereal manner.

Imprint ZA
The most surprising from the Imprint ZA collection was the introduction of solid colour in a handful of looks. Known for doing full print collections, Imprint ZA presented an offering that included current trends such as men in skirts and dresses and added the AW layering trend over it. The incorporation of prints and nomadic, almost Arabic influence created a travelled collection – one bound for many exotic destinations. The collection was complemented by pairs of tan and camel sneakers by footwear partner, Millé Africa. Overall, the step taken by the designer to venture slightly out of his comfort zone is evident and we hope that as the brand progresses, more venturing will be abound.

Mo’Ko Elosa
Mo’Ko Elosa once again partnered with footwear partner, PUMA Footwear for their AW16 collection. Inspired by Morocco and earthy, articulate interiors, the collection was a presentation of olives, neutrals and a dose of deep red wine. Strong fabric choices made for a great mixture of cottons, linens and knits. The collection hosted strong angular cuts with feminine details, allowing it to be a bit more trendy and fashion forward than a standard men’s collection.

Photographs by Larry English Photography, unless otherwise credited.

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