WGSN’s Sara Maggioni, Director of Retail & Buying headed to Cape Town to get the lowdown on the coolest street style the city had to offer. Get inspired.
I had the pleasure of presenting our WGSN Buyers’ Briefing at the Source Africa trade show in June, and managed to squeeze in some time for a bit of street style shooting around the fantastic city. From amazing beaches framed by breathtaking mountains, to delicious food and lovely people (I seriously wouldn’t mind a transfer 😉 )
I headed to the CBD area, particularly Kloof Street, Bree Street and Long Street to snap some trendy people and get an idea of key looks. I had a coffee at hipster-central Yours Truly café, scouted for exciting new local designers at the AKJP store next door and started my hunt…
While it was a relatively quiet mid-week afternoon in the winter (even though it was like 25 degrees!), so not exactly heaving with people, I spotted quite a lot of interesting looks and notice some key trends throughout.
Check them out below:
Print, print, print:
I should definitely take a leaf out of hip Cape Towners’ book and learn a thing or two about how to wear print & pattern. Men and women alike, they really know how to lift a casual outfit with vibrant motifs and bright colours, particularly for accessories and footwear
Denim is king:
Double denim styling was everywhere for both women and men, but also trucker jackets, cropped skater jeans and dungarees.
Accessorize as if there’s no tomorrow:
Hats, turbans, jewellery, headbands, you name it. The city loves its accessories and the style stars here aren’t afraid to experiment.
Skateboarding and streetwear influences were seen in abundance, particularly for young men. Skinny cropped jeans, battered Vans and cool caps of course, but I particularly loved the more elevated styles, particularly this striking tonal look worn by the gentleman here:
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