Colour explosion rules the roost

2011-04-16 10:27

Men’s fashion looks bright for summer. ­Colours range from neutrals, reds, earthy tones and acid brights. The look continues to be tailored.

Naked Ape by renowned fashion director Sheldan Kopman, who is a former magazine fashion editor who worked as a stylist in Milan, Paris and New York, stood out. It was fresh, light and everything about it was ‘summer’.

It was very casual and wearable.

Not only was it ­relaxed, but it was rich with textures which speak to South Africans and the rest of world. We could see ourselves ordering ­every piece in our sizes and jetting off to the south of France for a breather.

It wasn’t garish – the tones of green, orange and neutrals were easy on the eye.

Ephymol’s nautical collection played with the blues, reds and whites and the use of tassels gave it some spunk. The garments were clean and sophisticated.

Loxion Kulca showed an interesting ­collaboration with local music stars such as JR and former Miss Soweto Lerato ­Kganyago.

The collection had the Loxion Kulca aesthetic that we’ve known for years – only this time they unveiled their swimwear for women. Striking elements were the pants with the wrap detail and the zip detail on some of the pants.

We would have loved to see more of the South African aesthetic on the ramp.

Thunderstorm showed a pink pair of fluffy shorts and that was the lowlight of Fashion Week – and the fact that a model stole the show walking on the ramp while reading a newspaper.

Lay off the dull greys and the khakis in your wardrobe and dabble in some psychedelic colour and flower power this summer. 

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