FINALLY! The first South African Menswear Week will take place in Cape Town from 4 – 7 February 2015. It will feature 24 of SA’s leading menswear designers and is set to be the first mens focussed fashion platform in Africa.
SAMW will take place twice a year to showcase the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections. The line-up for February is the current who’s who of South African menswear designers. The line-up ranges from emerging designers such as Rich Mnisi, Jenevieve Lyons, and Lukhanyo Mdingi, through to established heavyweights such as Craig Port, CSquared, and Shaldon Kopman’s Naked Ape.
Founder of SA Menswear Week, Ryan Beswick said: “It’s not only about providing and building a platform where designers can showcase their collections, but also about providing a sound business case with marketing and promotion opportunities for designers to grow their businesses”.
As part of the international menswear federation, SAMW is similar to the smaller, more intimate venues that only seat around 200 to 250 guests as seen at platforms such as London Collections: Men or Pitti Uomo in Italy, SA Menswear Week puts the clothing centre stage.
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