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90s Men Fashion: 5 Looks Everyone Is Crazy About In 2018!

From oversized jackets to ripped jeans and neon colours, the 90s are here! A look at 5 trendiest 90s looks in 2018



Remember everything Chester and Papa Action wore on Yizo Yizo, almost twenty years ago? It’s at the crest of the style wave in 2018; from the chunky jewellery to the oversized dark shades bedazzled with golden finishes, print shirts that remain half unbuttoned, military style leather jackets and… yes, even the blonde dyed box cut is all part of it.

AKA got that last week and he nailed his interpretation of the 90s wave with a Cornici Balletto print shirt, fly black shades with blue and funky frames, and of course, the black and white side stripes to finish it all with a modern day twist.


Photo Credit: Austen Malema via Instagram

If you are into fashion, your Explore page on Instagram is probably full of that throwback monochromatic visual aesthetic that usually comes with a matching background. From high fashion to the cool kid ecosystem, there’s definitely no lack of evidence that the 90s are here.


It’s not just the garments though,is it?  It’s the whole vibe that has swept both runways and the streets. The razor-thin eyebrows fad that peaked in mid-early 2000s is threatening to come back, and it’s all thanks to Rihanna who is sporting them on the Vogue UK cover for their September issue. If the guys aren’t spotting the nose piercing, they have hopped back on the one earring trend.


Everyone has at least one pair of these, or a few, in different colours. The trend emerged summer 2017 and has evolved to include more fabrics and cuts, with denim being the latest edition to spot the famous side detail. The return of brands such as Ellesse, who have the side stripe being their trademark, has been central in driving this look back to the forefront.

Photo Credit: Young Stilo via Instagram


Hip Hop in the 90s was all about oversized T-Shirts that were typically clad with dramatically oversized denim jeans and retro Jordans. The look is back, but with endless possibilities of interpretation. You just can’t wear oversized on baggy, please.

K.O style



There was enough oversized jacketing for everyone in the 90s. From the oversized cult 90s oversized leather jackets loved by punk fans as part of the grunge look to the massive, boldly coloured and androgynous ones that came to define the urban aesthetic, everyone who wore them was in. In 2018, you are in again.



If you don’t mind looking like you’ve been working out, this trend is here to showcase how laid back and chill you are.

Photo Credit: Shilpaahuja


This is one of our favourites 80s/90s fashional revivals, just because bearing some skin in summer is incredibly liberating. The height of the ripped jean craze probably happening sometime mid-2017, but the wave has persisted well into 2018.

Photo Credit: Orta Blu

Which of these looks have you been rocking? Hit us up in the comments section below!





Khanya Mkangisa and Nick Soul To Dish Showbiz Tips At Looming PUMA Shindig



Khanya Mkangisa

For their final Select X Stories of the year, PUMA will host a Q&A couch session with Nicholas Nkuna AKA “Nick Soul” and Khanya Mkangisa from 11 am on Saturday 17th November at the SELECT Courtyard in Braamfontein.

This event is titled “The Actors”, and the conversation topic will cover the showbiz and acting industry.

Hailing from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Nick Soul was catapulted onto the world stage when he was cast as ‘Simba’ in The Lion King in 2012 and he’s also known for his role in SABC1’s TV series Skeem Saam. Actress and television presenter Khanya Mkangisa made her debut at the age of 14 as a youth show presenter on YOTV and has been on the rise ever since.

The Select X Stories is a series of knowledge-sharing events celebrating street culture, art, media and music, as hosted by local creative legend Mpumelelo ‘Frypan’ Mfula. Engage with industry leaders, game-changing artists and disruptive trailblazers in an intimate Q&A couch session – past speakers include Thithi Nteta, Nomzamo Mbatha, Fumani Mthembi, Amaru da Costa and Theresho Selesho.

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A Capsule To Support Women Through Their Workouts Is Here



Adidas Statement collection South Africa

adidas has introduced a capsule fitness collection designed to support women from sunrise yoga to happy hour HIIT and all the moments in between.

Inspired by adidas’ global network of female athletes, the Statement Collection offers stand-out looks curated for women who take a diverse approach to training and demand performance wear as versatile as they are.

Adidas statement collection

More than 15 complimentary pieces feature in the collection – including bras, tights, jackets, footwear and accessories, which come together to inspire bold training looks from street to studio. Floral camo and geometric prints inspired by Stella McCartney feature dynamic designs and cooling fabrics for maximum style and performance, whatever the workout.

Adidas statement collection

The Statement Collection is built around adidas’ three sports bras “All Me”, “Don’t Rest” and “Stronger For It”. Each is engineered to support a range of different body types and training activities, from low to high intensity.


  • Perfect support for smaller cup sizes
  • Go-to for comfort & freedom of movement
  • Different strap styles and removable padding to keep athletes covered and dry


  • Mid-level compression supports up to C cup bra sizes
  • Anti-bounce support delivers a secure feel
  • Classic, athletic racerback silhouette


  • High-level support system also for large cup bra sizes
  • Built-in shape limits bounce during athlete’s hardest workouts
  • Adjustable and convertible straps for customized styling

The curation of the collection was inspired by Dua Lipa, Karlie Kloss, Shay Mitchell, Hannah Bronfman and Garbiñe Muguruza. As women who take different approaches to working up a sweat, their insights and ideas informed a versatile selection of statement pieces which come together as a distinctive workout wardrobe designed to unleash creativity.


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Inside Gert-Johan Coetzee’s ‘Recession Proof’ Ready To Wear Autumn ’19 Collection

Top South African designer Gert-Johan Coetzee is bringing high fashion chic garb for style lovers navigating life during tough economic conditions.



Gert Johan Coetzee Autumn 2019

It’s common sense that when money is tight, people tighten their belts and cut down on luxuries. And with more petrol price increases looming and a technical recession making everyone nervous, it is a hard time to be selling luxury goods… or is it?

For designer Gert-Johan Coetzee, taking the economy in his stride – even poking gentle fun at money worries –  is a business challenge that he is relishing. In his new Autumn Winter 2019 Collection that is showcasing at SA Fashion Week, the focus is on more affordable ready to wear, but also a brand-new line of menswear, including underwear and swimwear.

His and hers looks from South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee's 'recession-proof' winter/autumn collection

“There might be economic reasons to be gloomy, but there is no time like a downturn to really sharpen your focus and identify the things that are most important in your business…and the reality is that people still want to feel good, and look good, even when their budget shrinks,” said Coetzee.

His and hers looks from South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee's 'recession-proof' winter/autumn collection

“With this collection we have thought carefully about new product categories, and while our elaborate showstopping red-carpet and bridal gowns will always be our greatest joy, we can bring the designer touch within more people’s reach with our ready-to-wear Gert line, and by targeting male clients, with suits but also with smaller luxury items such as the beautiful new Gert men’s underwear.”

His and hers looks from South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee's 'recession-proof' winter/autumn collection

Photo by Aart Verrips

Coetzee has had a year of milestones, starting with his 30th birthday last November. His passion for education and empowering the next generation got a shot in the arm this year with his role as the mentor on South Africa’s first season of Project Runway, where his expertise and fair, good-natured input kept the frazzled contestants on track to produce their best work.

His own bursary programme runs in collaboration with the Northwest School of Design, is now in its eighth year, and two new students will be chosen next month to start their fashion studies free of charge next year.

His and hers looks from South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee's 'recession-proof' winter/autumn collection

The students in the programme are all personally mentored by Coetzee. “I am absolutely committed to pass on the knowledge that I have gained, because I want a South African fashion industry full of skilled, passionate designers who can make a living doing what they love, like me.” He is dedicating this new AW19 collection to his bursary students, some of whom will be working behind the scenes at SAFW getting his new collection on the ramp, and, he says, it is about having faith in the future of the industry and the power of education.

His and hers looks from South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee's 'recession-proof' winter/autumn collection

Investing in a menswear range has already paid off for Coetzee, who has been able to say yes when asked to dress Beyoncé’s father Dr Mathew Knowles and his wife Gena Knowles for a number of events in the past week. The couple was in South Africa to promote Knowles’s new book The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music.

His and hers looks from South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee's 'recession-proof' winter/autumn collection

Photo by Aart Verrips

The influential music mogul hosted the African Leaders 4 Change Awards,and was a guest judge on the music talent show Idols South Africa. In between, he also managed to address the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business and finally, attend the glamorous opening party for South African Fashion Week hosted by Cruz Vodka.

His and hers looks from South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee's 'recession-proof' winter/autumn collection

Photo by Aart Verrips

Coetzee’s new AW19 Collection is inspired by his travels, his love for Italian style as personified by the luxury of Ferrari, and he has built on his previous collection for McDonald’s by further exploring pop iconography. In addition to his trademark red-carpet showstoppers and the new menswear range, fans can expect playful references to stop signs and other road markings – “STOP worrying about the recession,” Coetzee quips.

The Gert-Johan Coetzee AW19 showcase took place at SA Fashion Week on Thursday 25 October, at the Protea Court Rooftop at Sandton City

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