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Some Winter Fashion Trends for MEN – by Francois Louw

June 4th, 2015 Posted by Opinion Piece, Uncategorized No Comment yet

Fashion and beauty consultant Francois Louw popped in to my website to shed some pearls of fashion wisdom for the guys out there this winter. As you know my fashion journey has been long but it is something I am proud to say I work hard at. It’s never easy to know which items to buy and how to make them look great. That’s why I am so glad Francois stopped by to talk us through some trends for this year – I am clueless! Francois gives some advice:


A shining winter coat of amour with a bit of fur. Even I was taken aback with just how much fur – fake or otherwise – there was at the men’s show this time around. While real pelts aren’t for everyone, the easiest way to incorporate this into your wardrobe is with a (faux) shearling collar bomber jacket.


Monochromatic look – all different shades of the same colour base - If you’re looking for an easy-to-wear trend, it’s hard to beat the coming season’s black and white pairings. The trick to getting this right: keep it almost-all black, mix up your materials (wool, leather and cotton) and invest in at least one item with a monochromatic pattern. Other monochromatic Looks: Full on white, full on black, or full on denim, take your pick. The solid-hued look is huge this winter season.

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White sneakers Rain doesn’t fall often in the Middle Eastern region, which means there won’t be fragments of mud on your shoes, which means: all the more reason to wear WHITE shoes! Complete a full on white monochrome look with a pair of white loafers. The time for coloured sneakers is over, white is all the noise now!

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Statement suits - Turns out, those checked suits from last winter were just easing us into a whole new era of bold tailoring. Pattern-wise there are no rules on what you should go for next season although stand-outs, so go for whatever feels right to you.


Dinner jackets that you wear to a party or known as The Fancy Tuxedo Jacket: It can be printed, velvet, or embroidered, it just has to be a fancy tuxedo jacket!


Coloured Leather Jackets: For decades, leather jackets have been THE winter trend for men. They can be worn with almost anything: suits, casual wear, or sportswear. This winter, the new leather jacket trend is: Coloured. Oxen red, royal blue, kaki, and beige, are just a few of the coloured options available this season.



Francois is passionate about the beauty industry and how it can help people enhance their image and confidence.  He is a regular guest consultant on The Link SABC1, ETV- ENCA, VUZU – V-Entertainment and the SABC Afrikaans radio station RSG, Jacaranda, PowerFM and SAFM.

His voice is well known on SABC radio on many advertising campaigns and he is currently on the celebrity panel of judges on South Africa’s newest reality TV show, Fashion Guru SA which will be seen in 2015 .

Francois hosts image workshops for corporate company’s and for the private sector and specifically concentrates Hair, Make-up, styling and wardrobe workshops.


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February 10th, 2015 Posted by News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

I know, I know!!! It’s been a while since I last posted and thought I would get back into the swing of things and chat about one of January’s highlights!

31st January 2015 saw some of SA’s A-list celebs and personalities come together for what proves to always be an exciting event – The J&B Met!

The J&B Met is one of the biggest horse racing events in the country and always deliver crazy, interesting and very creative fashion, not to mention the exhilarating atmosphere caused by the actual races themselves. To be honest, I have never been the biggest fan of the met because of the pressure of dressing up and greeting people who’s names I tend to forget. But nevertheless it is always a jol once you are actually there… Especially when you get treated to an awesome VIP experience.

This year’s theme, “Made For The Mix”, saw many people interpreting it in so many ways….  I opted for a classic TopMan South Africa look – compiling of a navy patterned shirt, and to add a bit of flair, I decided to go with khaki checked shorts and a sophisticated tie to match. It was way too hot to wear a jacket so I thought I would ‘mix’ it up this year ;-)…


The day was spent mingling with some of the industries best, as well as some of my fellow management team ‘family’ members from Actorvate Relations, who travelled down to CPT for the much-anticipated event.

But not to neglect the main reason we were all brought together – the actual main horse race itself, which was won by the brilliant 4-year-old Futura, earning him a second straight victory at the group I level. Sometimes I feel sad for the horses but something in me knows that when they win they feel the pride too!

A day out at the races, eating some delicious food, seeing some old friends (and making some new) and sipping on the J&B Honey was enjoyed by everyone, me included!

A special thanks to TopMan South Africa for dressing me.

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Ciao for now peeps!!



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