This Ephymol collection was designed by model-turned-designer  Ephraim Molingoane. The line features suits and dressy outfits in luxury fabric and print colors.

The silhouettes of the suits take us back to the 70’s with a retro vibe. The patterns and colors are strong and bold and give the collection a summery, resort feel. The suits still stay modern, despite their bright blue and teal colors, due to urban cuts.

The Ephymol line is for a bold gentlemen, someone with sass and style that is ready to walk out into the world with confidence.

BDMOTP favorite: tangerine jacket paired with bright blue pants

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos from the official SA Fashion Week website.

The JD by Shaldon Kopman collection is designed by you guessed it: designer Shaldon Kopman. This authentic South African collection is casual, bright and effortless.

Shaldon Kopman used colorblocking and bold colors to make his point in this collection. It’s perfect for a summer weekend, and it’s bright colors are fun and playful. The warmth of the reds and the brightness of the blues is definitely in accordance with the the bold and fashion forward South African trends.

Models sported cool oxford colorful wing type casual shoes with all the outfits. Colorful hats and cotton cloth bags accessorized the collection. Military style jackets and three quarter sleeved shirts are frequent silhouettes used in the line. Mixing red and orange, which is usually taboo, somehow works here.

BDMOTP favorite: the interesting and original “hoodie” blazer, mixing both dressy and causal styles.

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos from the official SA Fashion Week website.

On the first block of Kloof Street sits astoreisgood or, to be more specific, “South Africa’s first contemporary lifestyle store. Opened in 2004, this store strives for originality and exclusivity with the products they offer. The a-team hand-selects items that range from designer footwear, clothing, and accessories to books, music, art, and gifts fit for the street culture nut on the lookout for limited edition Adidas sneakers, vintage-looking tees, and graphic design publications.

Items are sourced from all over the world, and brands in stock include Citizen Band, Nike, Cheap Monday, RVCA, Feiyue, WESC, Adidas originals, and more. Funky lighting and a modern, sleek store appearance make s shopping at astoreisgood an easy and relaxing experience. For those of you not located in South Africa, you can also shop online. They even have a blog so you can find out what´s new and hot according to the offical astoreisgood team.

For more information, visit the A store website.

34 Kloof Street

8001 Cape Town

Store Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 17:00

Saturday, 9:00 to 15:00

Sunday 10:00 to 14:00

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Photo Images from a store facebook page

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An example of African designers presenting at New York Fashion Week.

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