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GQ Style South Africa

GQ Style South Africa

Vol 15/2019

GQ Style is the pulse at the heart of African fashion. The only of its kind on the continent, the magazine explores the many manifestations of African style in both local and continental communities. It is a sophisticated read with an international feel, packed to the brim with sensational style and the latest in unforgettable fashion.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Content Nation Media (Pty) Ltd
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in this issue

3 min.
ed’s letter

I have to admit that by the time 2020 came rolling around, I figured we’d all be living in some sci-fi world that amalgamated themes found in the TV shows of my youth, where our food would come in the form of freeze-dried pills that required two drops of water to actualise into something delicious; or where, a la The Jet sons, where our homes would also be floating in the sky and we’d have sassy robot housekeepers; where our cars would fly and roads would be converted into walking gardens – or better yet, we’d be able to teleport. In this imagined future, our clothes would be self-cleaning and would be able to easily adapt as needed (feeling cold? Just hit a button and extend your sleeves!). Our fashion…

1 min.
contributors

Robyn-lee Pretorius ART DIRECTOR Robyn has worked across all three brands under the Condé Nast South Africa umbrella, and coming from the mighty Glamour, the transition into GQ was really smooth. Her creative approach to her very first GQ Style is minimal but with a punch of colour – a reflection of her own personality. @robynleepretorius Tania Durand FASHION ASSISTANT A fan of Vogue growing up, Tania had the privilege of visiting the Vogue House while in London, where she was attending the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. A loving and devoted mother of two boys, Tania also counts GQ as her third child – one that equally gives her as much stress and grey hairs. @durand.tania5 Paul Samuels PHOTOGRAPHER An avid drone enthusiast, the Joburg-based photographer spends most of his time flying compact aircrafts and…

1 min.
gq style south africa

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Nkosiyati Khumalo FASHION DIRECTOR Rusty BeukesART DIRECTOR Robyn-lee PretoriusFASHION EDITOR Mira LeibowitzMANAGING EDITOR Lesley MathysSENIOR COPY EDITOR Tumi MoletsaneSYNDICATION MANAGER Walter HaywardFASHION ASSISTANT Tania DurandGRAPHIC DESIGNER Keenan JeppeSENIOR CONTENT PRODUCER Shannon ManuelCONTENT PRODUCER Thobeka Phanyeko CONTRIBUTORS Mark Anthony Green, Jason Nocito, Clark Parkin, Olaf Wipperfürth, Luke Kuisis, Paul Samuels, Nabil, Michael Christensen, Pablo Enriquez, Hamish Niven, Chris Cloete, Austin Malema, Jonathan Kope, Niquita Bento, Remi Dargegen ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS (JHB) Lorraine Bradley, Jacqui Erasmus, Wendy Robinson (CT) Charlotte Nutman ADVERTISING LIAISON MANAGER Natasha O’Connor SALES REPRESENTATIVE ITALY Angelo Careddu (OBERON MEDIA) CONDÉ NAST INDEPENDENT MAGAZINES (PTY) LTD ACTING CEO Mbuso Khoza HEAD OF FINANCE Paul Myburgh CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: ROGER LYNCH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ANNA WINTOUR PRESIDENT: WOLFGANG BLAU CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: JONATHAN NEWHOUSE…

1 min.
face the sun

YOUNGSTA CPT Shirt R999, beanie R299 Levi’s Jacket R3 199 G-Star Raw Sunglasses R1 590 Arnette THE IN-BETWEENER Polarised sunglasses R1 590, wayfarer sunglasses R1 490 Arnette KYLE DEUTSCH Shirt R5 995, jacket R23 495 Burberry Sunglasses R2 490 Ray-Ban Jewellery Kyle’s own THE ENDURING CLASSIC Silver aviators R2 290 Emporio Armani; tortoiseshell aviators R2 490 Ray-Ban AMEEN HARRON Shirt R1 899, jacket R2 299 G-Star Raw Cap R5 995 Burberry Sunglasses R3 190 Persol THE EXPERIMENT Brown-tint sunglasses R3 190 Persol; geometric sunglasses R4 190 Prada…

1 min.
shape your face

1 AVIATORS The enduring classic aviator shape will suit any face shape, and it provides you with a modern and nostalgic look at the same time. If you’re worried about what shape suits your face, this is your best bet. 2 RECTANGLE Rectangle frames are the perfect way to add definition to your face shape. They’ll give a more sporty, architectural structure to your face while still being understated – the perfect formula for an ordinary guy that still wants to make a statement. 3 GEOMETRIC This is the new kid on the block. If you’re more daring, geometric frames are what you should experiment with. Play it safe or go full on hexagon and frameless. GROOMING BY MERLE TITUS AT SUPERNOVA CREATIVE MANAGEMENT; FASHION ASSISTANT TANIA DURAND…

6 min.
through my lens

AUSTIN MALEMA’S PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY BEGAN WHEN HE WAS ASIX-YEAR-OLD LIVING IN VENDA, NORTHERN SOUTH AFRICA. ‘A family friend from a neighbouring village was a photographer, and when he visited he would take pictures of us,’ he recalls. Malema’s family would book the photo shoots in advance and made sure they were fully prepared on the day. ‘I would wear my Sunday best to make sure I looked good in the images. I think this was one of the factors that inspired me to become a photographer. I only remembered later on in my career that this used to happen when I was young.’ GQ: When did you realise that you could make a living out of photography, and when did the vision start taking shape? Austin Malema: When I was in varsity,…