MKMLIFE

Rave On

Neons and nostalgia are back for the new age Rave culture is back on the scene, adorning the fashion landscape in nostalgia colours and patterns, harking back to the age of hedonism that defined the early 90s. (more…)

Cut to the Chase

Trim, shape and style your way to spring-ready Warmer weather calls for fewer cares and refreshed hair. We spoke with South Africa’s premier barber, Warren Theunis aka Mr Barber, about which cuts and styles will be making waves this spring.  (more…)

Refresh your skin for spring

Revisit the necessities of grooming, and reap the benefits Your skin is your best accessory; a smooth texture, paired with a dewy complexion, never goes out of style. With warmer weather on the not-too-distant horizon, start thinking about your daily routine.  (more…)

Go small or go home

Wherever your new social leads, your style can take it to the next level.  Big parties with many guests are out. It’s smaller, seasonal settings up next. We look at four Spring-time occasions you’ll find yourself at and give you the inspiration you need to dress for them. From outdoor to indoor, morning to afternoon, your look is sorted.  (more…)

The Gospel According to the Charts

The genre has an integral influence on popular music worldwide Kanye West isn’t the first megastar to borrow from and contribute to the genre: a creative exchange that hasn’t always been welcomed.   (more…)

OUR.MKM

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEPLWWso9r4

Khanyisa Klaas X MARKHAM

“Women can always come together,” says artist Khanyisa Klaas, speaking about the ability of women to unite and rally around important causes. Inspired by gatherings from the Women’s March of 1956 in which protesters famously declared that “Wathint’ abafazi, Wathint’ imbokodo” all the way to the protested that ignited an uprising against gender-based violence following the murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, Khanyisa has created two graphics that depicts this power in the form of a collaboration with MARKHAM.   One of the trademarks of her work – along with the repeated curves and figures with a single, central eye – tends to be bold colour. For these items, she experimented with more neutral, earthy tones. The result is a capsule collection of bold yet wearable, versatile pieces that have just the right amount of conversation-starting potential.  Khanyisa hopes that this is just what they’ll do: provide a talking point for men who wouldn’t...

A moment for RnB

Style inspired by the genre is back on-trend – and the music never went away.  You might have noticed that the ‘80s and ‘90s are back in a big way. In music, the nostalgia shows up everywhere from Dua Lipa’s infectious pop hooks reminiscent of the genre’s finest gems to Normani’s sample of Aaliyah’s ‘One in a Million’ on her latest single ‘Wild Side’. What’s also made a comeback are the pieces that were staples in most of our childhood wardrobes during these two decades. Think baggy jeans, oversized jackets, chunky sneakers and trainers and the glorious tracksuit. These were just some of the items made famous by RnB singers who, in the genre’s heyday, topped charts, gave us iconic and infamous red carpet moments and influenced popular culture more than their poppier and generally white counterparts.   A crash course in the genre The term RnB (rhythm and blues)...

Making the Cut

Warren Theunis has earned the name “Mr Barber” – and is raising funds to help others through his craft. He also happens to be based in our very popular MARKHAM Golden Acre store and this is his story. While working towards excellence in his field, Mr Barber has made helping others a central component of his mission. We talk to him about self-care, his latest charitable campaign, and every man's secret weapon in grooming: the hairdryer. Warren Theunis is Mr Barber, a highly skilled and certified expert in men’s grooming. He’s well-travelled and well-versed in keeping gents looking and feeling good. Markham and Mr Barber have come together, blending grooming and fashion for a unique experience: A grooming studio inside Markham’s Golden Acre store. We spoke with the man himself about self-care, grooming trends, and how he got to be South Africa’s go-to guy for men’s hair. MKM: To begin,...