11 Dec XIPIXI launches Spring/Summer 2017-18 Collection in Collaboration with The Glenlivet
Luxury menswear brand XIPIXI recently presented its Spring/Summer Collection 2017-18 named The Original Gentleman in collaboration with the Glenlivet whisky brand in Sandton, Johannesburg. The red carpet chic fashion event marked the launch of the Glenlivet Original Series – a premium series of events that The Glenlivet will present over the next five months.
The Original Gentleman collection was designed by Creative Director António Macheve Jr. who presented fine regal pieces inspired by the distinctive colours of The Glenlivet whisky brand. The collection paid homage to original gentlemen with an incomparable sense of style, authenticity and uniqueness. Stylish shorts and suits crafted with fine wools, suede bomber jackets, pique cotton polo shirts, royal wax print robes, pants and shirts are among the pieces showcased at the show, with the first signature XIPIXI patterns designed in-house, adorning silk shirts, robes, neck-ties and men’s pyjamas. In addition, for the detail-oriented gentlemen, XIPIXI presented for the first time a line of luxurious jewellery in collaboration with Namuno Gold and Gems consisting of handcrafted cufflinks out of silver and precious stones from Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique. The cufflinks opened the show were with the showstopper collaboration jacket made out of sequins, glass and a bottle of the Glenlivet in the mosaic art form with help from Mosaic artist Marcelino Manhula. The full collection was complemented by bespoke luxurious suede and leather shoes made for the modern gentleman by world-renown shoe brand Europa Art.
Invited guests were part of a truly original experience – a spectacular fashion event that transcended the world’s of whisky, fashion, jazz featuring singer and songwriter Regina Dos Santos, and live poetry theatrically performed by Marina Chichava to create something entirely authentic.
The exclusive guest list comprised the who’s-who of Johannesburg’s social set and well-known African personalities, including top tier fashion, lifestyle and media influencers and well-known celebrities and business people. The MC for the evening was the elegant and graceful actress and model Sinazo Yolwa, who is also one of the country’s most popular television presenters.
“Every aspect of the event was finely constructed to surprise and delight guests with moments that took their breath away, stirred their soul and excited the senses,” says The Glenlivet Brand Manager Eugene Lenford. Reflecting on the collaboration with the Glenlivet and the Original Gentleman collection, XIPIXI founder and creative director pointed out, “This collaboration is timely, it feels organic and original, the collection incorporates the DNA of both brands and it is dedicated to the gentleman who aspires to reflect his own originality in the way that he dresses and his choice of wardrobe”.
Photography credits: Rizqua Barnes