The Best Of Orange Culture, Maxivive, Kola Kuddus & Tokyo James at the SA Menswear Week AW16

The just concluded South African Menswear Week had a couple of Nigerian design talents, such as; Orange Culture, Maxivive, Kola Kuddus and Tokyo James take part in the fashion spectacle to the applause of critics and show goers.

Of which on a cursory look though, one would assume that their collections were born out of a series of the same dream, with striking likeness (as in the case of Orange Culture and Tokyo James’ slouchy long-line crochet sweaters and borderline dystopian slash ragtag aesthetic employed in their respective AW16 collections ), they each however, brought their unique quirks to focus at the core of it all (with Orange Culture keeping up with his colourful disposition and Tokyo staying loyal to his affinity with block and neutral tones), as was in the case of Kola Kuddus, who continues to push the envelop on traditional Nigerian attire with just the right dash of innovativeness as seen here with his use of drapes and skirts—sharing in that same innovativeness is Maxivive, a fashion provocateur in his right—exploring the complex line that stands between active wear and luxury, he brings his clearest interpretation yet, with this being his most cohesive collection so far.

Together these designers are gradually redefining the new Nigerian man’s taste, sensibilities and style (which looks like something right off Kanye‘s—and in some cases—Jean Paul Gaultier’s style scrapbooks), and with the breaking of every morning, Lagos’ men are beginning to look so much like the models they dress on their catwalks with such striking semblance and likeness that can only be attributed to their ingenuity.

Below are 3 of our best pieces from each of their collections for your viewing pleasure!




Orange Culture










Kola Kuddus





Tokyo James






Photo Credits: SDR

13 Comments on The Best Of Orange Culture, Maxivive, Kola Kuddus & Tokyo James at the SA Menswear Week AW16
  • opuingo February 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Love kola kuddus designs!

  • c_ogochukwu February 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm


  • June February 10, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I will let my side-eye and pursed lips do all the talking.???

  • Ewa February 10, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Lol.. These designa sha..

  • Theophilus Jacob February 10, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Rags. Corporate madness in the name of fashion. Which sane person wears those?

    • dele February 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      people that aren’t live in a box just because you are not free to express your self doesn’t mean that others aren’t they actually do quite well abroad yet again Nnigerian’s like u properly wear the same jeans and suite and thing your the bees knees

  • Mondela February 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

    which guy in their right mind will wear any of these rags pls?

  • Oloye February 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

    All I see are ‘kanye-influenced’ designs. Akisa jatijati…. where are the creative designers in the country?

    • dele February 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      since you think its akita please go and design ur own i bit it will comprise off ankara from being to end silly person

  • baby v,, February 11, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    pure nonsense,,,, lol wrapper trouser join, HiA
    another version of nkopu

  • Debo Adenowo February 22, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Love your KK wears. You are the best!!!

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