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RICH MNISI

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Rich Mnisi

RICH MNISI is a South African based contemporary fashion brand founded in 2014 by LISOF graduate and Africa Fashion International Young Designer of the Year 2014, Rich Mnisi. With a global view catering for an aspirational market, the brand is young at heart and explores the treasures engraved within Africa and the world of modern […]

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Apply to Show

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All applications for showing at SA Menswear Week SS16 have officially closed. Applications for new designers wishing to show on the SA Menswear Week platform in February 2016 will open on 01 August 2015, and stay open until 31 October 2015.   Please bookmark and visit this page to make use of the application form. Should […]

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Dates for February 2015 confirmed.

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28 October 2014 The dates for the first South African Menswear Week event have been announced and released to media this morning.   As SAMW is part of the international menswear calendar, these dates are determined by the schedule of London, Florence (Pitti Uomo) and Paris menswear, which places the first collections at: 04 to […]

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SAMW AW15: Designer Applications

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16 October 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DESIGNER APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SA MENSWEAR WEEK (FEB 2015) The organisers and producers of South African Menswear Week would like to formally announce the opening of applications to designers wishing to showcase on our platform in February 2015. Designers and brands wishing to showcase on Africa’s only dedicated menswear […]

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Group of Creatives appointed as producers

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30 September 2014 South African fashion production company, Group of Creatives, has been appointed as the official production and creative direction company for South African Menswear Week 2015.   Following discussions with some of South Africa’s leading fashion producers, SAMW’s Ryan Beswick announced the appointment earlier today. “The appointment of Group of Creatives was a natural […]

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SA Menswear Week SS15 a go!

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15 August 2014 It’s been almost two years in the making, but after the most extensive development and research cycle in South African fashion week history, South African Menswear Week will finally be launching in 2015! Cape Town will play host to SA Menswear Week for the 2015 season, with the first event to take […]

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SA Menswear Week Developed

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31 March 2013 In an exciting announcement earlier today, South African Menswear Week was announced.  Whilst still some months away from a formal proposal and schedule announcement, the framework and team to deliver this concept has been put into place. “SAMW aims to be the first focussed fashion week platform within the African continent, and […]

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Why a Menswear Week?

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Why a Menswear Week?

With the long established Fashion Weeks dedicating the majority of their schedule to womans wear, and the rise of male dressing, it’s been shown that men are increasingly spending more on fashion, beauty and grooming products.  Infact, within fashion, menswear is the leading growth area for many brands and labels in terms of sales. International […]

Designers

Ruald Rheeder

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RUALD RHEEDER® has gained tremendous success and popularity and has become one of the most well-known labels at YDE. RUALD RHEEDER® offers tailor-made designs for both males and females and focus on mature and classic silhouettes. The label boasts a host of celebrity fans like, Janez Vermeiren and Cameron van den Bergh. The designer behind […]

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SA Menswear Week Development

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11 March 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTH AFRICAN MENSWEAR WEEK BORN STARTS The South African menswear landscape is changing rapidly, in line with international trends that show men are spending more on their appearance in the fashion, beauty and grooming markets despite stagnating and slowing growth in the ladies market segments.   International menswear weeks […]