While SA Menswear Week was a one-day affair this year, the shorter event was not at all short on style.

Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | SA Menswear Week
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | SA Menswear Week

Atto Tetteh

Showing a collection inspired by the seafaring lifestyle, Ghanaian brand Atto Tetteh walked a delicate line between traditional and modern, formal and casual. The brilliant contrast of orange and blue throughout the show galvanised the uncomplicated designs that ranged from contemporary suiting to a unique take on men’s loungewear. These worksuits and waist-tied jackets and shirts have our full attention.

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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Atto Tetteh at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa ghana 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Atto Tetteh at SA Menswear Week
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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Atto Tetteh at SA Menswear Week
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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Atto Tetteh at SA Menswear Week

Rosey & Vittori

As their style and perspective mature, Rosey & Vittori’s offering becomes a touch more refined every season. No contemporary casual brand can ignore the rise of streetwear, so hoodies and tees were present, but we were much more interested in the neon and snakeskin printed items, an emerging trend they could easily have matched with the bombers they are known for, but decided to pair with more traditional cut shirts and pants instead.

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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Rosey & Vittori at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Rosey & Vittori at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Rosey & Vittori at SA Menswear Week

Palse Homme

Your favourite celebrity’s favourite tailor pushed the idea of suiting a little further than usual, showing some growth and some welcome courage. Slim and tapered pants in dark hues but look-at-me prints and textures were paired with an assortment of bold and bright jacket styles that confidently accentuated the waist, an approach usually reserved for women’s blazers.

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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Palse homme at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Palse homme at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Palse homme at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Palse homme at SA Menswear Week

Neo Serati

While Nao Serati collections have always packed a punch, we were glad to see some softer, simpler silhouettes. The job of delivering impact was left to intense colours and clever cutting, highly influenced by performancewear details. If you needed confirmation that vivid neon hues are officially up to bat, this is it.

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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Nao Serati at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Nao Serati at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Nao Serati at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Nao Serati at SA Menswear Week

Tokyo James

By this point, the core trends were clear – shiny plastic textures, neon brights, vivid jewel tones, abstract art and animal prints – and while the Tokyo James presentation fit right into the zeitgeist, the designer dove deeper than the rest with brilliant, coordinated head-to-toe looks that were completely saturated and yet completely wearable. His experimental accessories could have stolen the show, but were perfectly complementary instead.

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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa nigeria 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week
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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week
men's fashion south africa nigeria 2019
Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week
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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week
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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo | Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week

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