Capetonian men got a chance to see what fashion trends lie ahead for them at the Men’s Health Menswear Collection Show 2011, an event that had a distinctly muscular feel.
Held at The Lookout at V&A Waterfront, the evening was also about mingling with other fashionstas, and drinking wine and beer while posing for photographs.
The gorgeous models showcased a selection of summer clothes by 15 brand names, and included casual, formal and sports wear.
Bright colours and bold detail were the focus of the show. The formal wear showcased by brands like French Connection, Studio W, Pringle, Brooksfield and Markham tended towards whites, creams and greys, but these were playfully mixed with bright oranges and greens.
The clothes from Stone Harbour, C^2, Canterbury, JX, Old Khaki, Diesel, Trenery, RE, Country Road and Witchery had a laid-back, casual and sporty feel, and although they focused mostly on bright colours, the clothes still managed to have a masculine feel.
Singer and television personality Chad Saaiman said that he was impressed with the pace of the show, which was not too long, and that the brands managed to show that men had no limits when it came to fashion.
Most of the guests attending the event made an effort with their outfits, including comedian Mark Lottering, who was sporting his famous afro and a smart colourful blazer.
John Dzeton, one of the models on the runway, had some solid fashion advice for all men out there, which was “dress for comfort”. This was also the same advice from Saaiman, who said he believed in “dressing in style rather than trend and always being comfortable”.
This collection was clearly put together to celebrate men and fashion, and their increasing bravery in experimenting with bright colours, bold details and different accessories.