Founded only 3 short years ago, South African menswear company, Messrs Basswood, is on a roll, having just released its resort ’21 collection. Designer Sifiso Kunene’s focus is South African streetwear, and he found this season’s inspiration from the natural beauty of the Hluhluwe Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. Each collection begins through the exploration of a personal narrative. Its visual language is informed by ethereal objects and individual philosophies. With this body of work, we have tried to extol the spirit of the wetlands through referencing the wildlife that is found within the ecosystem, which we have hand-embroidered and printed onto our garments. Reflecting a desire for freedom and escape, this Resort collection emphasises a mix of timeless pieces allowing you to combine comfort and a sense of nonchalance.
SOURCE: DESIGN INDABA