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H&M Autumn/Winter 2014 “Still Life” Collection

With nearly 70 stellar designers from across the continent, narrowing down the best bits is no easy feat. The range of streetwear and conceptual-contemporary design was solid. SAMW celebrates fresh and young talent, with many designers showing off their debut collections. SAMW is the first and only menswear-centric fashion event on the continent, resulting in a huge umber of contributors showing up to celebrate the ever-growing industry.

Jenevieve Lyons

Traversing time and culture, Jenevieve Lyons’s ‘Deferential’ Collection told today’s story of identity. Inspired by ethnic roots and globalised culture, the cross referencing of the latter looked largely to South Asia. Playing on the traditional achkan, the updated look was set against an array of dusty pinks, dark denims and olive greens. The utility details were sporadic yet subtly impactful on the silhouettes. The collection, in all, was fluid, cleverly linked from piece to piece and to be fully visually united, reflecting the concept of global culture that inspired it. 

Orange Culture

Dizzying print clashes and awesome tailored reworks bolstered the collection for SS17. It was a whirlwind of colour and pattern for the brand that just recently showed at LC:M. The allover printed sheer fabrics were perhaps the strongest selling point, although the emblazoned patterns themselves were for sure something to write home about. Th styling as also on point. A photo printed hoodie with waist-cinched leather belt, sip-dye sweat shorts and tights was a real standout look from Nigerian designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal.

Rich Mnisi and Thebe Magugu went all out, not shying away from big colour and really branching out in terms of cut and shape. There was plenty of skin, glitter and kinky cutaway detailing, making each look bigger and bolder than the last. The menswear x womenswear collab was as exciting as anticipated with heavy reworking and cut and paste styling.

Lukhanyo Mdingi

South African designer, Mdingi spins a contemporary take on African heritage and culture. The designs are elegant and refined with, for SS17, an array of fluid silks and loose tailored detailed. The deeply pigmented rust tone that loops throughout is rich and earthy, creating a powerful link from look to look. Traditional prints are reduced to suggestive pattern with modern pyjama silhouettes and loose neck-tie styling uniting the collection. Amazing.

Dicker

On the much streetier side of the spectrum, Dicker offers up a succinct yet strong collection for SS17. The model turns designer behind the brand has a real thing for textiles, which rings true in the volumes and textures on display. It was all full force, with colours balanced between all-black and punchy brights, brand slogans and mixed statement silhouettes.

With nearly 70 stellar designers from across the continent, narrowing down the best bits is no easy feat. The range of streetwear and conceptual-contemporary design was solid. SAMW celebrates fresh and young talent, with many designers showing off their debut collections. SAMW is the first and only menswear-centric fashion event on the continent, resulting in a huge umber of contributors showing up to celebrate the ever-growing industry.

Jenevieve Lyons

Traversing time and culture, Jenevieve Lyons’s ‘Deferential’ Collection told today’s story of identity. Inspired by ethnic roots and globalised culture, the cross referencing of the latter looked largely to South Asia. Playing on the traditional achkan, the updated look was set against an array of dusty pinks, dark denims and olive greens. The utility details were sporadic yet subtly impactful on the silhouettes. The collection, in all, was fluid, cleverly linked from piece to piece and to be fully visually united, reflecting the concept of global culture that inspired it. 

Orange Culture

Dizzying print clashes and awesome tailored reworks bolstered the collection for SS17. It was a whirlwind of colour and pattern for the brand that just recently showed at LC:M. The allover printed sheer fabrics were perhaps the strongest selling point, although the emblazoned patterns themselves were for sure something to write home about. Th styling as also on point. A photo printed hoodie with waist-cinched leather belt, sip-dye sweat shorts and tights was a real standout look from Nigerian designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal.

Rich Mnisi and Thebe Magugu went all out, not shying away from big colour and really branching out in terms of cut and shape. There was plenty of skin, glitter and kinky cutaway detailing, making each look bigger and bolder than the last. The menswear x womenswear collab was as exciting as anticipated with heavy reworking and cut and paste styling.

Lukhanyo Mdingi

South African designer, Mdingi spins a contemporary take on African heritage and culture. The designs are elegant and refined with, for SS17, an array of fluid silks and loose tailored detailed. The deeply pigmented rust tone that loops throughout is rich and earthy, creating a powerful link from look to look. Traditional prints are reduced to suggestive pattern with modern pyjama silhouettes and loose neck-tie styling uniting the collection. Amazing.

Dicker

On the much streetier side of the spectrum, Dicker offers up a succinct yet strong collection for SS17. The model turns designer behind the brand has a real thing for textiles, which rings true in the volumes and textures on display. It was all full force, with colours balanced between all-black and punchy brights, brand slogans and mixed statement silhouettes.

H&M launches new fall/winter collection. 

hm-still-life-fall-winter-2014-04-616x840H&M is always the go to for affordable fast fashion where you can literally go in and instantly grab something you like at a great price. We are also all looking forward to the mayhem this November for the Alexander Wang X H&M collection. But first they have launched their new Autumn/Winter 2014 men’s collection, the “Still Life” collection.

This collection will have a little splash of neon here and there amidst the monochromatic hues of the collection for a burst of fun. Expect mesh and other textures such as leather, paired with sharp tailoring and casual graphic pieces for that streetwear vibe this season.

The collection is now available online at H&M.

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