I have been styling Jimmy Nevis for many years now and to be honest he is one of my faves. The reason I adore dressing Jimmy so much is that we share the same belief structure when it comes to promoting and wearing local. He is also very open to all my crazy ideas and is always willing to push boundaries.
This year Jimmy opened the Kirstenbosch sunset concert series with another sold out show. More then 5000 people sat listening to him sing and it was amazing as it always is to feel the real tangible love they have for him.
Jimmy and I had a meeting before his hectic performance month over hot chocolate discussing the looks and feel he wanted to go for. We decided that for his next three or four performances to have a similar look and feel. For last years concert #TheMasses we went strictly black and white and we wanted to keep the cleanliness of minimal colours (esp. on stage) but to work with the natural environment as both concerts we were prepping for was set in a natural setting.
We settled on the latest Menswear collection from Merwe Mode straight off the SAMW fashion week runway. The black and brown tie die shirt was inspired by a Lesotho cow Deewe (the owner of Merwe Mode) had seen while on holiday.
There were little touches of the print in other items in the line and it worked perfectly. We paired the shirt the a natural gemstone necklace (We are VERY into natural stone right now) and a military beret and Craig Port pants. For the dancers we customized their tees and added button detailing and touches of brown, for 7764 I had them in The Masses traditional black and white and we ended by throwing on a bomber jacket.
Clothing is part of any act it says things to the audience what your words cannot so I take the threads I put him in very seriously. Jimmy also wants whatever he is wearing to stand for something, and to be original.
I am excited for what 2017 has in store for myself and Jimmy on our fashion journey. #TLRstyling x #JimmyNevis
Check out some of the behind the scenes images taken by Jacques Lodewyk.
Tracy-Lee Rosslind wears Alist Boutique
Jimmy Wears Merwe Mode, Craig Port and The Bormwell