In the wake of this season’s SA Menswear week, we look back over Sol-Sol’s new range, which we think is their most considered to date. This time, the 14 look strong show previewed many exciting pieces and collaborations, with the brand taking strides into new territory while maintaining its position as the Neo of local minimal streetwear.
As for the actual garms; the show started from where the last season left off. The first look resembled a similar workwear silhouette, however in a looser fit and in a shockingly clean powder white hue.
The first look also served as an announcement of the continuing collaboration between Sol-Sol and fine artist Forlee Bean aka Bad Idea. Several large prints designed by the Hong-Kong based artist were printed on canvas panels and sown on the back of a chore jacket, a short-sleeve button-up shirt and a burnt orange coat, which is a definite must cop for any self-proclaimed Sol-Sol diehard.
The show swiftly moved into the brand’s core range of graphic tees, chore jackets and hoodies.
The French Terry hoodies were a certain level up from previous editions and the first small drop sold-out in a matter of days after the Corner Store’s annual winter launch. Expect a second drop in the beginning of August.
One piece in the show that really stood out for us was one of the final samples of the Levi’s X Sol-Sol project: a jet-black trucker donning two back patches signifying the project between the brands. The release is expected later this year.
Several other garms caught our eyes in the show, such as a few lazy Sunday beach shirts, a creamy Maylee chore jacket and an asymmetrical striped golf shirt.
All in all Sol-Sol delivered a hard-hitting concise show once again solidifying their position in the continent’s streetwear elite. We’ll keep you posted on when you can go cop all your fav fits.
words by Yo Sweet Lou
Images courtesy of SDR Photo