So last week saw the launch of the very first SA Menswear Week. Taking place over a 3 day period within the Breakwater Parking Garage in the V&A Waterfront (making for quite an edgy setting), top SA menswear talent showcased their various Autumn Winter 2015 collections – proving that cutting edge fashion is certainly not just for the ladies.
I unfortunately only made it to the Saturday session, but with the exciting unveiling of YOU/Huisgenoot/DRUM fashion director, Chu Suwannapha’s first ever collection, the Saturday session was where it was at (well for me at least).
You see I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Chu on a few occasions and he’s hands down one of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet. I’ve always loved his quirky, colourful style and I just knew he would have something quite special up his sleeve.Chu gave the following description of his highly anticipated CHULAAP collection:
Now let’s take a look shall we – all images below by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo:
To Chu I’m gonna say: Loved it, I really did… It was fun, different, exciting and cool all rolled into one and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
For more imagery & news about SA Menswear week – check out www.menswearweek.co.za and then also keep an eye out for the next one which I’ve heard is planned for July this year.
Love the fusion of cultures to create something new. That is exactly what South Africa is built on. Chu did an amazing job!