With how fast fashion can move these days, it’s easy to sometimes miss and overlook certain styles and designs in the rush for what’s next and new. That is why we’re choosing to stop and slow it down with today’s Thread Thursday piece as we reflect on one of Rich Mnisi’s most iconic design pieces, the Chappies Suit.
As part of his Spring/Summer 19 Lobola collection, the suit is a delicate and vibrant explosion of fine construction and cut pieces. It’s orange tones that have been well curated in a classic checked pattern present a very luxurious feel and aesthetic while staying true to the culture of the streets with the addition of the Chappies branding.
The look was so mesmerizing and attractive that it caught and stole the eyes and hearts of famous local fashion influencers, Sarah Langa and Trevor Stuurman who both rocked the outfit in a tasteful and effortless manner. In putting together her styled version of the look, Lanaga paired the Chappies trench with fiery frames from Prada, matching Cara earrings as well as a Louis Vuitton bag.
However, on the other hand Stuurman decided to go all in as he wore the entire suit ensemble including the trench. The star visual artist and storyteller, then finished off the outfit with a lovely pair of Burberry sunglasses and a matching orange checked scarf. Now that’s what you call dedication honey!
Either way, both fashion icons looked absolutely incredible wearing their Rich Mnisi Chappies suit pieces. With so many amazing design ideas that flow from Mnisi’s mind, one can only expect nothing but excellence from the young and talented designer. So to keep up, make sure to follow Mnisi’s fashion journey on his Instagram at : @therichmnisi and @rich_mnisi.