By: Nombuso and Khosi Nkambule (@hrh_nombus0) (@k_nkambule)
Photography by: Lulu Neluheni (IG: @luluswagheni)
A round up of Saturday’s standout streetwear in Maboneng Precint and Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Gents in Maboneng:
The pavements of Maboneng Precinct are the urban hipster’s dream: the streets are lined with galleries, restaurants, ‘bioscopes’, boutiques and contemporary apartments. Check out some of the charismatic gents we found:
Menswear in Maboneng. From left to right: Paseka Sonamzi, Lebo Macgale and Vusi Ncgobo.
Meet Paseka Sonamzi (@pasekasonamzi) from Soweto. His friend and designer, Lebo Macgale, is held in high regard as his personal style icon. Sonamzi prefers to do his shopping on various sites online, and his vintage ostrich leather backpack is one of the steals he’s managed to scoop up along the way.
Lebo Macgale (@macgale) says his look is inspired by a prison warden. The felt material of his three-piece suit and the straw bowler hat were highly convincing. His style is influenced by Belgian designer, Walter Van Beirendonck , who has been recognised for his fresh take on tailoring.
Meadowlands resident, Vusi Ngcobo (@ko0s0) , says his looks is inspired by an eclectic mix of 80s and 90s fashion. His friend and designer, Lebo Macgale, is also considered to be Vusi’s go-to-guy for fashion choices and a personal style favourite are these tortoise shell wafers.
Accessories in Braamfontein:
Braamfontein, Johannesburg is home to 70 Juta and the famous Nelson Mandela Bridge, and seemingly home to some of the coolest accessories trends:
From left to right: Raeesa Ladha, Carla Pereira and Precious Nokubonga. We love the details sported by these ladies!
Raeesa Ladha’s (@raeesaladha) all black ensemble is inspired by Bahama’s baddest, Rihanna, and is a softened take on the grunge look which she accessorized with a two-tone bucket bag. Her personal style is what she calls ‘vintage hippie’ and she loves to experiment with style because it always makes for great fun.
Carla Pereira (@carla_HD) shares her experiences of how people are almost always surprised when she answers the all too-common question “what do you do?”. If you must know, she is studying architecture and she finds that experimentation forms the basis of her fashion choices. Like her current style icon, Rihanna, her traditional look is inspired by her desire to discover her own sense of style which ranges from traditional African, as in this detailed neck-piece, to more avant-garde designs.
This charming carry-on is the result of ‘creativity meeting convenience’. Precious Nokubonga (@presh70), regularly shops at Neighbourgoods Market and would describe her style as very African and very unique. She considers Buhlebendalo Mda from musical group , The Soil, to be an icon in the fashion industry.