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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

#NEWS: PUMA Drops This Season That You Can’t Miss Out On

‘Tis the season to be jolly and PUMA is here dropping it like it’s hot. We round up key seasonal highlights from PUMA, including second editions with collaborators and first-time partnerships. We look at the Suede as it celebrates 50 years in existence and take on Japanese tradition for inspiration.

Kiki Pack Takes Floral Design Cues from Japanese Heritage
“Kiku no Sekku”, also known as Chrysanthemum Day, is the ancient celebration on the 9th day of the 9th month of the fleeting beauty of flowers in Japan. PUMA has taken to this inspiration to create the latest Kiki Pack, an appropriate follow-up to Hanami Pack launched in March. The Kiku Pack sees the introduction of new versions of the Clyde Fashion, Blaze Cage, and Platform Mid, executed in soft white leather with embroidered floral detailing.

The Kiku Pack is available at PUMA SELECT and X-Trend.

PUMA and Han Kjøbenhavn Team Up for Scandinavian Simplicity and Functionality
A little bit of simplicity and practical design never hurt anyone. Yet a good dose of Scandinavian design fused with athleisure concepts packs a great fashion punch. The duo came through and put together a pack that has a sense of sophistication with an air of street edge. The seamless fusing of fashion and sport is something that PUMA and Han Kjobenhavn seem to be incredibly great at, independently and when collaborating.

The PUMA x HAN KJØBENHAVN collection drops from 16th October at PUMA SELECT, X-Trend, Shelflife, Anatomy, Cop Capital and Madaiza.

PUMA and The Weeknd Drop 2nd PUMA x XO Collection
The Weeknd is busy, and rightfully so. XO seems to becoming more and more popular with urban culture, and from his collaboration with H&M which also just dropped a second coming in stores, his PUMA x XO 2nd wave is here and it’s hotter than the first. Featuring a selection of denim pieces, including the PUMA x XO denim jacket and statement Denim Kimono with tapered sleeves, fans are bound to eat this all up, especially after The Weeknd has been flexing his style muscles during his Legend of the Fall World Concert Tour.

The second drop of the PUMA x XO Parallel is available at PUMA SELECT, Shelflife and X-Trend stores.

PUMA Kicks Off 50 Years of Suede with The Rudolf Dassler Suede
PUMA is celebrating 50 years of the Suede and what better way than to pay homage to the man who started it all, Rudolf Dassler. The Suede was designed to be a contemporary classic; with timeless design, fine fabric and its grippy sole, the Suede is just like PUMA’s originator, a street legend. This classy rendition keeps it G with black laces on black suede and creame accents with a textured outsole to set it off.

The Rudolf Dassler Suede pack is available at PUMA SELECT and X-Trend stores.

PUMA Drops the B-Boy Pack to Celebrate 50 Years of Suede
With 50 years on its track record, the PUMA Suede has not necessarily seen it all, but it definitely has seen enough to celebrate. From a mixture of fashion and music, to street and pop culture experiences, the Suede is definitely an iconic fixture in the sneaker world. To jump start the series of Suede drops, PUMA looks to the B-Boy culture, putting together a capsule pack including PUMA Suedes, T7 Track Suits, a Tee and Accessories in OG styles and colourways.

The B-Boy Suedes and Gear are available from PUMA SELECT, PUMA Canal Walk, PUMA Gateway, PUMA Mall of Africa, The Cross Trainer, Archive and selected SportScene Stores.

Follow @PUMASouthAfrica, @PUMASportStyle and @PUMA for more information and all things #PUMA.

Monday, November 20, 2017

#NEWS: Havaianas Brings A Brazilian Twist to this Summer’s Favourite Flip-Flop

Recently, Havaianas hosted a flock of locals to experience their latest collection of flip-flops for the summer season. Covering the two floors of the Young Blood Africa Gallery on Bree Street in Cape Town, Havaianas did the most in ensuring there was plenty of activity without wearing each guest down. From paint-ball shooting for various prizes to getting a caricature illustration (very accurate) done on the spot.

As always, Havaianas had old favourite styles in store for the stern traditionalists. There was also some updated colour combinations, and of course, a series of designer sandals based on limited edition designs. If the launch event was anything to go by, Havaianas are definitely the root for your feet to go this season when deciding to show off your heels and toes.

Visit Havaianas for more information.


Monday, October 30, 2017

#LIFE: What To Wear to the Cintron Pink Polo at Val De Vie Estate

In a matter of days, 5 to be exact, the stylish, the beautiful, the flamboyant of socialites will flock down to Val De Vie Estate in the Paarl/Franschhoek Valley in support of Breast Cancer Awareness at the Cintron Pink Polo event. Saturday, 4 November, 2017, will see the crème-de-la-crème of society pull out all the stops in the name of a great cause, and a good polo match, of course.

Will you be there? Make sure you are on Computicket right now buying up the last of the hospitality tickets so that you don’t miss out.  If you have already secured your place with the best of the best, next is to ensure you don’t get flogged for not dressing the part. We are here to show you our support by giving you inspired looks to don on the day so you’re comfortable and stylish at the same time.

No, not as in lie, but rather as in choose the materials you wear wisely. Cotton and linen are most ideal. Apart from being extremely lightweight on the body, they breathe really easy and they assist in moisture control as the day at the polo could get heated: on and off the pitch. If you go a little bit more opulent, 100% raw silk or even Egyptian cotton would be perfect for their durability as well and their tendencies to manage crease-control much better than the rest.

See the colour!
It’s not called the ‘Cintron Pink Polo’ for nothing. Pink is your first stop when choosing colours. We know it doesn’t always work with everyone, but start there anyway. Also, pink comes in a variety of hues, shades and tonal values. You could go really dark with the pink, moving into reds, or switch it up to something lighter, moving towards pastel, cotton candy pink and even dip into the peaches. If you’re moving out of pink, settle into a combination of grays and blues, perhaps some light greens with tan and burgundy. Whatever you do, don’t be bland.

Be suitable.
We all have a type; we just sometimes don’t see it. With the polo, your type could either be a really formal double-breasted tapered leg suit in a royal blue and red checked fabric. And that’s okay. Another gent might be better suited for a single-button cropped suit in pink with a lemon golf shirt. With the weather promising to be all types of supportive to the initiative, a shorts suit in linen with a casual graphic floral print shirt would be a perfect fit for any guy with the legs to show off.

Either way, whatever you wear needs to show a bit of personality and evidence of you making an effort. Hopefully our tips and images will inspire you to take an extra step towards enhancing your appearance and we look forward to rubbing shoulders with you and your party.

#CintronPinkPolo #Menswear #WhatToWear #BreastCancerAwareness