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Inside South African Menswear Week Day 4

The boldest looks from inside and outside of South African Menswear Week SS16/17 shot by Botswana-based photographer Uyapo Ketogetswe.

South African Menswear Week SS16/17 came to a close over the weekend. All week we've been highlighting the boldest looks from inside and outside of Cape Town Stadium shot by Botswana-based photographer Uyapo Ketogetswe. Today we present the styles of day 4.


For more from SA Menswear Week, check out our full recap from day 1 featuring Jenevieve Lyons, Nao Serati, Chulaap by Chu Suwannapha, Nicholas Coutts and Terrence Bray, day 2 featuring Augustine, Black Dog, Imprint, Mo’ko Elosa and Taf The Taylor and day 3 featuring Craig Jacobs, Dax Martin, Issa Leo, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Mustafa Hassanali and Rich Mnisi x Thebe Magugu.

2BOP

2BOP at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

2BOP at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

2BOP at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

2BOP at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Dicker

Dicker at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Dicker at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Dicker at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Kola Kuddus

Kola Kuddus at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Kola Kuddus at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Kola Kuddus at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Kola Kuddus at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Magents

Magents at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Magents at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Magents at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Magents at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Mai Atafo

Mai Atafo at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Mai Atafo at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Mai Atafo at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Mai Atafo at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Orange Culture

Orange Culture at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Orange Culture at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Orange Culture at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Orange Culture at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Tokyo James

Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

Tokyo James at SA Menswear Week SS16/17 day 4. Photo by Uyapo Ketogetswe.

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41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

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