Barry is said to have designed “the ultimate pair of riding jeans” which I personally cannot wait to try on. Even though Armitage won the longest endurance horse race in the world last year – the Mongol Derby – his jeans are unlikely to see the back of a horse on me.
Alexandra Höjer is often referred to as one of the nicest people on Bree Street, Cape Town, and she has perfected boho chic from her French girl fringe down to the muted colours of her designs . Höjer’s stand alone boutique is a stylish landmark, so we can only imagine this collaboration is going to be a good one.
Metro= is a line of men’s work-wear inspired garments, featuring a lot of denim and other hardwearing fabrics, semi-tailored jackets, footwear and complemented with hand-dyed cashmere and silk-cotton scarves.
Everything is hand-made in Cape Town – a commitment to going “back to the real, the crafted, the soulful and the local”, say the designers. I look forward to supporting this noble effort to support the Cape Town garment industry.
The Metro= pop-up will be in Joburg until 5th August.