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Thursday, January 3, 2013

A RENOWNED SARTORIAL ELEGANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA BY MIKE KAGEE

A RENOWNED
SATORIAL ELEGANCE
IN SOUTH AFRICA
BY MIKE KAGEE

The importance of creativity in the business and fashion world

"I am inspired by Power Dressing in the Townships"
MIKE KAGEE



A FOLLOW UP ARTICLE ON
POWER DRESSING IN SOUTH AFRICA
I WROTE FOR
SUAVV MAGAZINE
AMERICA



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   In the advent of rather peaceful
   democracy in the mid-1990's ushered
   in new Political reforms in South 
   Africa, coupled with a reinvented 
   concept of national pride and 
   patriotism. Power dressing started
   long before democratic change as
   people living in the townships always
   had a wonderful sense of pride


  
  With no access to fashion magazines
  and television had a natural flair for
  colour and style. Dressing up was a 
  vital stand in Southern African culture
  and civilization.
  Elegant dressing has been a pride of
  place in the rural townships.
  Power dressing has always been
  synonymous with power hence there
  has always been a link between 
  fashion and prestige in Southern Africa
  Dressing up was a celebration of the
  African man and his renowned
  Sartorial elegance    
  
   
  I had predicted long before democratic
  change that the valuable black 
  consumer with impeccable style and
  taste would become the buying power
  in South Africa and I was right.
  International fashion labels has 
  become must-haves in the boardroom
  and also on the streets of the rural
  townships.
  THERE IS AN INVISIBLE THREAD THAT
  RUNS THROUGH ALL OF US.....
  THIS THREAD CONNECTS US TO 
  THOSE BEFORE US.   
  Words by a Soweto Township Resident 
  BY MIKE KAGEE