Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town is one of those must be at fashion events on South Africa’s social calendar. It was held at what has become the home of Cape Town Fashion Week, the Cape Town International Convention Center, and it marked the tenth anniversary of event.
Here’s a look at some of the amazing men’s spring/summer trends:
Adriaan KuitersAdriaan Kuiters’ collection consisted out of simple structured elements in neutral tones – this is a great collection to build onto by accessorising or mixing in different items form your existing wardrobe.
Key Trends: neutral colours, leather sandals, simple tailoring, statement bags and backpacks.
Craig PortThe Craig Port collection showcases a variety of different styles that included edgy rocker elements, swimwear, and tailored suiting – this is great an all-round modern collection that is perfect for summer.
Key Trends: graphic prints Ts, slim-fit suits and tailoring, edgy leather items and skimpy men’s swimwear.
CSquaredCelebrating their tenth anniversary, CSquared showed an amazing collection filled with colour and prints – their use of vivid prints and bright colours along with perfect tailoring is what makes this a must have spring/summer collection for any fashion-forward man.
Key Trends: vivid prints, brightly coloured pants, bright leather and suede shoes, bowties, statement blazers, and statement neckerchiefs and brooches.
David TaleDavid Tlale’s spring/summer collection for men featured strong Arabic inspired styles that included draped pieces along with key tailored elements. This collection is definitely aimed at men that’s not afraid to showoff their flair for fashion.
Key Trends: draped elements, Arabic inspired styles, bright suede and leather loafers, and statement neck pieces.
Dax MartinSouth Africa’s best-love underwear and swimwear designer, Dax Martin, showcased their latest men’s spring/summer swimwear pieces – and guys you will have to be hitting the gym more often if you want to pull off these skimpy bathing suits.
Key Trends: bright prints, small-cut swimwear, and board shorts.
FabianiFabiani’s collection featured their signature tailored fashion in a laidback yet sophisticated style. Fabiani is one of those designers whose fashion will work for any man in any scenario – an exhalent all-round spring/summer collection.
Key Trends: tailored elements, pops of colour, neckerchiefs and bowties, statement socks, and sporty inspired trends.
Ruald RheederThe Ruald Rheeder collection featured a great versatile range of trends, form tailored suits to perfect summer items and even some great swimwear pieces – this is a great all-round collection for guys that love colour in their day to day wardrobe.
Key Trends: tailored suiting, cropped pants, bowties, pastel cardigans, skimpy swimwear, and pops of colour.
Spero VilliotSpero Villioti’s collection incorporated some great men’s swimwear items – their use of patterns is bang on trend for summer 2012.
Key Trends: graphic prints, slim-fit swimwear, and simple summer accessories.
StratoThe Strato collection featured some great pops of colour and items that can easily be integrated into your casual spring/summer wardrobe.
Key Trends: pops of colour, cropped pants, dungarees, and graphic Ts.
Viyella HeritageViyella Heritage’s collection is great for spring/summer 2012, they incorporated loads of colour into their tailored items and their accessories will be the perfect finishing touch to your spring/summer look.
Key Trends: bright colours, tailored elements, sporty styles, and great accessories.
Make sure you incorporate some of these great trends form Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town into your look to ensure an on trend style this spring/summer. For more info on MBFW follow them on Twitter @MB_FashionSA.
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