THE ONES TO WATCH: ANESU CHOGUGUDZA

MIY_WEEK7_BLOG_ANESU.jpg

WHO IS ANESU?
Anesu is a self-described fashion and entertainment enthusiast. He’s Zim-born, but wherever his creativity leads, he follows.

MY STYLE IS…
Simple, yet unexpected. I always like to think unconventionally when putting a look together.

MY FAVOURITE MARKHAM ITEM IS…
The turtle neck range which recently dropped for winter – such an amazing transitional piece!

LAST SONG I LISTENED TO…
Azania by Reason

I LIVE BY THESE WORDS…
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS
Start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.

WEEKEND VIBES…
I’ll most probably be at Yours Truly this weekend. I’m also looking forward to a few winter fashion launches this month, and a cuddle and chill of course… that’s an event right?

FIND ME ONLINE
@aneyx_

#MKMLife #MakeItYours

THE ONES TO WATCH: AYANDA PATOSI

MIY_WEEK6_BLOG_AYANDA.jpg

MY STYLE IS…
I prefer to keep my look smart casual.

MY FAVOURITE MARKHAM ITEM IS….
My Favourite item is the MKM court sneaker.

LAST SONG I LISTENED TO…
Uyibambe – Dj Tira ft. Distruction Boyz.

I LIVE BY THESE WORDS…
Drive for progress in all directions.

ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS…
To those wanting to make it in the big leagues, I say stay focused on your studies first and on your game after school.

WEEKEND VIBES…
Playing strong for Cape Town City against AmaZulu on the 12th of May.

FIND ME ONLINE
@ayandapatosi

#MKMLife

 

THE ONES TO WATCH: NKOSINGIPHILE KING

MIY_WEEK_5_KING_BLOG.jpg

WHO IS KING?
King is a Durban-born, self-taught image consultant, celebrity stylist, model and entrepreneur.

MY STYLE IS…
Sartorial. It¹s a combination of modern tailor-made formal suits and urban couture items with great textures and bold prints.

MY FAVOURITE MARKHAM ITEM IS…
The MKM Afro Dandy suit collection.

LAST SONG I LISTENED TO…
Drake – God’s Plan

I LIVE BY THESE WORDS…
“Success favours the well-groomed.”

ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS
Always remain loyal and true to your passion. Make every day count by making the right moves that will bring you a step closer to achieving your dreams.

YOU CAN FIND ME HERE…
I’m looking forward to this year¹s Durban July. For me, the best events are the ones where fashion and music comes together.

FIND ME ONLINE
@styleby_nk

#MKMLife

#MakeItYours

THE ONES TO WATCH: ANGA MAKUBALO

MIY_EMAIL_WEEK4_ANGA_FA.jpg

WHO IS ANGA MAKUBALO?
Anga is a singer, actor, presenter, and the legend behind Naakmusiq.

MY STYLE IS…
Casual: skinny jeans, sneakers, and a nice tight v-neck top.

MY FAVOURITE MARKHAM ITEM IS…
The entire winter sweater range. I think I have all of them.

I LIVE BY THESE WORDS…
I have a few mottos but my most powerful one is “character is how you treat someone that can do nothing for you.”

LAST SONG I LISTENED TO…
Kendrick Lamar – All The Stars

ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS
This industry is tough for up-and-coming stars. Finish school and study whatever craft you want to get into. If you don’t know anything, you will get screwed over, and your potentially amazing career will be short lived.

FIND ME ONLINE
@iamnaakmusiq

#MAKEITYOURS

THE ONES TO WATCH: JOHN BALOYI

MIY_WEEK3_JOHN.jpg

WHO IS JOHN BALOYI?
John hustles as a visual artist, photographer and model from Jozi.

MY STYLE IS…
Clean, fitted and edgy. I love accessories and I’m not afraid to try out new things so long as they compliment my frame.

MY FAVOURITE MARKHAM ITEM IS…
A pair of cropped black pants! They are so comfortable and they literally go with everything!

THE LAST SONG I LISTENED TO IS…
Saba – Photosynthesis

MY MOTTO IS…
“Just be a ncah guy,” which means in any situation I encounter in life, I try to treat people how I’d like to be treated.

ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS…
Know how much money you can make and know how to make money. I believe that as creatives, we get so caught up in doing all this cool stuff that we forget that our passion is supposed to feed us as well.

WEEKEND VIBES…
Maboneng is my favourite hangout spot.

FIND ME ONLINE
@jay_teja

MAKE IT YOURS

WEEK1_IMG4.jpg

This season, it’s all about the individual. It’s for the man who walks his own way, talks his own way, and dresses his own way. The man who follows his instincts to make his own mark on the world.

WEEK1_IMG1.jpg

Watch this space. We’ll be featuring men who take their industry or craft and put their name on it, from modern players and ground-breakers to fashion-chasers and trend-creators. Unmatched because they’re unmatchable. Unstopped because they’re unstoppable.

WEEK1_IMG2.jpg

We invite you to represent yourself and your unique style for a chance to be featured, too. Follow us on facebook.com/MarkhamFashion or instagram.com/markham1873 to find out about our weekly competitions. Find the thing that makes you tick, and #MakeItYours.

WEEK1_IMG3.jpg

THE COLLAR CLUB HAS ARRIVED

This weekend, Markham hosted the very first Collar Club event at the Agog Gallery in Maboneng. Among the gallery’s paintings and sculptures, we showcased the latest trends in suiting and carefully curated outfits that blur the line between fashion and art.

MKMCollarClub-41

Our partners, Beard Mob and Legends Barbershop, had the crowd lining up at the grooming station, and Bacher & Co. made sure that our guests smelled as good as they looked at the fragrance bar. Scented up and looking sharp, attendees were also invited to play around at the game and tech zone, brought together by Mobicel, ASUS, and hi.

An exclusive selection of Markham customers, media reps and influencers were invited, and in the end, over 150 guests came, styled and conquered. After getting dressed up, guests got down with Naakmusiq on the rooftop. He was joined on stage by our MC for the evening, Sandile Ntshingila, and the rest is history.

We’d like to extend special thanks to our partners, Hunters Edge and Gordon’s Gin, as well as to our photographer, Alessio La Ruffa, videographer, Austin Malema, and PR coordinator, Thatho Tholo.

Check out our favourite looks below and if you missed out on this #MKMCollarClub event, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out when we’ll be holding the next one.