With this being my second time attending the menswear shows, I was less concerned with the the social angst that comes with attending fashion week as one mingles with fashions who’s who and was admittedly more excited about seeing what the designers have in-store for the next season. By now I had developed certain favourites and looked forward to spending a few days mingling with my fashion friends, designer pals and blogger buddies while comfortably making contact as we all enjoying what we had all come out to see. The first day was filled with a mixture of fresh talent and design heavyweights ; It was an evening to set the tone for the rest of the week, with its varying perspectives and exciting atmosphere surrounding the a highly anticipated collections.
Nicholas Coutts The former Elle Rising star wowed audiences with his rich jewel tone collection, infused with geographic print. The designer’s attention to detail is evident in the patchwork aspects complimented by accenting hardware. The fluffy slipper-sandals Coutts sent down the runway was certainly an eye-catching favourite of mine and an item that has made its way onto my summer must-have list.
Nao Serati Showcasing under the SAMW New Designers segment, Nao Serati captured audiences with his fresh take on modern menswear design. Taking risks with flamboyant colour and silhouettes has certainly paid off for this young designer as the collection was received as refreshingly modern.
Chulaap Always a crowd favourite, Chulaap never disappoint on the spectacular print explosions his audiences await. Print after clashing print made its way down the runways on models adorned with traditional marking-inspired looks and over the top accessories. It was a show not to be missed!
Jenevieve Lyons Closing the first day of menswear week was Jenevieve Lyons. The menswear designer stunned audiences once again with her attention to detail and the intricate pattern cutting she is known for.Placement pockets, tassels and oversized buckles were some the details that complemented the innovative silhouettes.
Runway Images: SDR Social Images: Kirsti Nagel