Monday, 12 March 2012

Csquared | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg A/W '11 - '12 Collection

“Csquared Menswear is South Africa's most cutting-edge formal wear brand, and they proudly showcased their latest collection at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Joburg on evening of 9th March 2012. The show and after party also marked Csquared’s 10 year anniversary by celebrating the decade of style, elegance and attitude that the brand has brought to menswear in South Africa.

The Csquared winter collection 2011/12 show exhibited luxury and kingsmanship tailoring, while evoking the charm of nostalgia by paying homage to the artistic construction of the royal uniform.

The collection’s theme was “Russian Revolution” and was inspired by the history and stylized opulence of the Royal Russian family. The collection focused on suiting in rich and moody jewel-toned colors made in an array of high-quality luxe and wearable fabrics. There were quirky checked shirts, statement herringbone pieces with a modern edge and structured jackets with detailed epaulettes. Luxurious fabrics are seen in each & every item, from neutral & classic grey to rich plum & emerald jackets

The Cut & Silhouette:

Csquared’s A/W 2012 collection focused on sharply cut double-breasted jackets and low buttoning 2-button suits, with strong shoulder lines balanced with fluid pant shapes.

Fine 100% cotton shirts and woven tailored pants provided casually styled pieces, while
monotone shirts paired with contrasting color bow ties display the trend of “Neutral Blocking”. Outerwear has a laidback smart-casual feel with the fit of Csquared traditional tailoring being the shining star. Non-traditional pattern pairings of herringbone waistcoat and checked shirts brings a chic quirky look together. Our burnished leather trimmed blazer jacket with high sheen leather collar-lapel and elbow patch provides our clients with one of the hottest must have items this winter.

Jewel-bright teals and petrol blues teamed with deep bottle green, violet and vivid sapphire, blues contrasted with warm tobacco browns, espresso and camel, black and charcoal grey.

From The Desk Of: Sianna Wu from SocialWOO 

I need that Dolce and Gabbana-esque sequined blazer in my life guys! I had a full on conversation with it whilst teasingly pranced up and down the runway before my eyes. Stellar work. Love Love Loved, the Pyjama look ensemble even more!

Photographer / SDR Photo.