Essential African menswear designers to update your style for 2016

Essential African menswear designers to update your style for 2016

The line of fashion weeks dedicated to showcasing the newest designs in menswear drew to an end last week with the New York Men’s Fashion Week, which ended on February 4 and the South African Menswear Week which ended on February 6.


After seeing everything this season has to offer our men, we have selected four African designers that will be essential names in your closet.


Ikiré Jones is the brainchild of designer Wale Oyejide and tailor Sam Hubler, who make elegant clothing for adventurous people. As both tailor and designer are musicians, their creations are unique and quirky.


(Stiaan Louw Facebook)

(Stiaan Louw Facebook)

Stiaan Louw is a South African designer from Cape Town. Louw’s works are inspired by social, sexual, and traditional themes and tend to combine ideas of duality, in particular masculinity versus femininity.


Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s adventurous outlook on dress code with his unique shirts, Magents T-shirts that embody youth, sophistication, and urban culture. Drawing from the many diverse cultures of South Africa, Magents designs can be appreciated by many.


In most African countries, people get their clothes made at the tailors. Ocacia is a couture brand that recreates that experience online. Their made-to-order system allows customers to customize clothes that are inspired by modern African attires.


Who stands out to you as a leader in African designs for men? Comment here or find me on Twitter @rafeeeeta

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