Lexus South African Menswear Week: The blasé nod to 2017 style

I think designers understand menswear better this year. While theatricality plays its part during fashion week, it is functionality and fresh design that provide the bottom line after the shows end, most of the time. I think they’re getting it hey! 2017 collections gave the most blasé of nods as an ode to 2016 fashion…

South Africa Menswear Week SS17 – The Klaasic Style Blogger Review

I know I’ve taken my sweet time to review South Africa Menswear Fashion Week –which “SHOCKER!”  I’m usually so vigilant – But I literally had no words to muster for the mild and mediocre event. I’ve only just managed to rustle up the energy to say something. My instagram has been busy though, as I…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 4

Last day of SA Menswear Week AW16 and I was so keen to conclude the week…hmmm, first time I’ve been excited to get to the end of a fashion week. One need not guess how rare that is, and how tempestuous it renders my reviews. To conclude my SA Menswear Week look book, I rocked…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 3

So far – The BEST day of fashion since the 3rd bi-annual SA Menswear Week 2016 began. Firstly, I totally went for flats so that I could walk across the room without perishing with every movement. My Ruff Tung Kaftan let ventilation into much-needed areas of ones bod since Cape Town’s temperature seems to be…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 2

Day 2 began with about as much fanfare as the amount of sleep I’ve had these past few days – which is to say none! The best summation of what day 2 offered is that rather than forcing interest on what attendees donned, it was the actual Fall 2016 collections on the catwalk, that kept…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 1

Is it enough to promote menswear development within South Africa when the designs themselves are constantly mundane, with only rare surprises that raise ones interest about as high as an eyebrow can arch? Honestly, I’m arguing with the voices in my head, but I think the correct answer is “Yes”; Making the bi-annual South African…

When your Neighbourhood is just so good

I’ve been hearing about the famed Neighbourgoods Market for ages, from friends, and social media alike. I woke up totally tired today, but strong-armed myself into getting up, and experiencing this ‘wonder’ of hipster proportions. Since I live in the vicinity, the logistics of savoring the Cape Town Saturday ambiance weren’t strenuous at all. The…

Meditating on British and South African fashion

“The following is rooted in subjective deductions and personal taste.” Sometimes I like to think there is a blueprint to being stylish. I sometimes state that patriotism, history and their baggage have no place in the new world order of innovative design. I fool myself. I look to reoccurring patterns and design motifs and refuse…

Street style 4.8

I’d never fail you with not publishing another set of street style shots from my escapades. I spotted them from the corner of my eye. In the middle of one of the hottest days they were decked in black, whites and greys. I could not resist getting a shot of them. I want the hat…

Pounding pavement 2.0: Street style

You can name-drop David and Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West etc. but the question is: What ties these people together? When it comes to fashion, the answer is the His ‘n Hers ensembles. The trend that has been noted these past 8-10 years is an incline in apparel…

Malls and Men

 Don’t get it twisted – Men can shop. While some may think they are bound by the inextricable Man Code that dictates their actions to the only extreme acceptance of Metrosexuality, there are some that don’t subscribe to such trivial unwritten mandates. While on my shopping steez, I spotted this man leaving the Gucci store…

What your wardrobe needs: Menswear Part 1

Menswear – without a doubt, thee most under-appreciated forte of fashion. I took my new Canon for a spin and caught some really good stuff that men wear, or could possibly don. I guess, through looking at the personal style transformations and the scope of fashions progress, saying that “Clothing is genderless” is apt. Tilda…