Beware of the Wolf, Tailor Me, Palse and Vintage x Afropunk participated in the South Africa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 held at Sandton City Shopping Centre from October 24-27, 2017. Here are highlights from their collections:
Beware of the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Andrew Chandler in 2015 won the first SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear competition. AW18 is his debut Collection. Deeply rooted in the creative worlds of both art and fashion, Andrew’s Collection projects exotic eclecticism rooted in tradition. “What interests me in fashion is garments which allow one to feel heroic.”
Contact: +27 61 114 1965
As three friends – frustrated by off-the-rack suits that never quite give a personalised fit – their vision was to establish a brand that celebrated individuality, style and supreme quality. Today the Tailor Me brand sees each and every one of their clients as a new friend who shares the same ideals. Men who believe that while looking the part is important, being undeniably themselves is even more important. Stocked in Tailor Me Studio, Johannesburg.
Contact: +27 74 884 4848
Paledi Segapo is founding and creative director of PALSE. He holds a postgraduate degree, writing his thesis on Fashion Grown Strategies within SA Enterprise. Segapo was presented with a 2017 Special Achievement Award in Nigeria and in 2015 the African Designer of the Year Award in Tanzania. In 2012, he was voted SA Creative Professional of the Year. PALSE femme was established in 2014 headed by creative director Bryantsmoore. The reigning Miss SA, Demi-Leigh NelPeters, will wear PALSE for the duration of her reign. Award winning musician DONALD is the official brand ambassador for PALSE. Locally, Segapo has dressed many celebrities; Jonathan Boynton Lee, Riky Rick, Proverb and Cassper Nyovest. International singer Kenny Lattimore has been spotted in PALSE. Paledi also dressed Jonathon Harris from Vogue US. Palse showed his first Collection at SAFW in 2011 and the first PALSE store opened in 2014 in Johannesburg CBD.
Contact: +27 11 079 3666
Vintage Zionist focuses on ushering in a new era in the vintage clothing retail market. Armed with a rock and roll point of view, Zionist creates looks and styles by recycling, and redesigning clothing with the aim of creating an on trend cohesive range that will appeal to the fashion forward market. A prime example of this is their ever-popular jackets that are made out of reused retro 80s 100% leather; deconstructed, redesigned, polished and accessorized to suit current trend needs. VZ is a brand that is brave enough to change what is accepted as the norm in South Africa. They supply Flair Collection, Spree and Zando.
Contact: +27 60 743 0950