Add prints to impress

This collaborative capsule captures the art of bold style. 

Every piece in this limited-edition range makes statement style easy. Discover how to incorporate items with an artistic element into your winter wardrobe and prepare to paint the town a multitude of colours.

Written by Nelisiwe Masango

Our wardrobes have successfully transitioned from lighter cotton to thicker fabrics – ‘shorts’ have become ‘longs’ and slides have been swapped for chunkier footwear to take on cooler days or nights. Hoodies: check, beanies: check. But what you really need to check out is the designer collaboration between Markham x Yay Abe and African Ginger which has brought a limited-edition winter range to life.

The fiery range includes must-have items like hoodies, sweatshirts, and joggers; canvas to patterns and artistic depictions that capture the grit and graphic soul of two local designers. Turn heads in cool headwear, then finish off an outfit of the day with coloured socks or shoppers to match.

Let’s go geo

Designer Yay Abe stimulates the imagination with minimalist yet colourful geometric patterns. Thick white outlines against black or vivid colours make for a colour-block effect that invites the eye to go with the flow, travelling every line and hue.

How do you wear it? Pair classic chinos with the sweatshirt, combined with a pair of boots for a cleaner look. On a busy day, pair black geo joggers with a fleece zip-up jacket and a graphic shopper bag to go. Then go from formal day to casual night by adding a trucker cap to your full suit, and swapping office dress shoes for a pair of printed socks and sneakers to loosen up.

Graphic content

Artist African Ginger disrupts the imagination with bold graphic prints and graffiti-style embellishments. Each design is a dare to take style outside the box with texture, colour, and embroidery details.

How do you wear it? The multicolour printed items of this capsule break away from the solid neutrals the colder seasons may inspire. Dress up a matching graffiti sweatshirt and jogger with a solid jacket topped with a turnup beanie or bucket hat, then signed, sealed and delivered with a sneaker of your choice. 

Versatility without sacrificing ease is imperative, and this range makes that possible. A little colour, pattern, and graphic print can go a long way. Be inspired to discover a different side of style with this striking limited-edition capsule winter range and make a fashionable statement this season.