“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it”
The winner of the Side Step #MyStyleIsReal Ambassador Search, Mandla Koyabe showcases this seasons winter essentials in a curated look book. We get to see Mandla rocking some of our top-tier brands – ellesse, SikSilk and The North Face. Browse the look book to uncover some tips on how to stay and look fresh this season.
ELLESSE LOOK BOOK: SHAPING THE FUTURE BY HONOURING THE PAST
ellesse, born from the creative mind of Italian tailor Leonardo Servadio in 1959, the name ellesse derived from his initials L & S. The brand gained momentum in the 70’s & 80’s, this due to its involvement in the tennis scene. ellesse then paved its way into fashion through sports and various fashion collaborations before finally being adopted by the football culture. The 90’s saw ellesse as a bastion of style and fashion in the streets of Mzansi. After a short sabbatical, ellesse is back with a bang and is available at your nearest Side Step store.
Here, Mandla wears our latest ellesse winter inputs. Big, bold and brave – colours to make you stand from the pack. This look showcases how you can style the latest assortment from ellesse from jackets, track pants, hoodies and tees. Clean, classic footwear to give you a sense of nostalgia when it comes to your personal style.
SIKSILK LOOK BOOK: FOLLOW THE MOVEMENT
SikSilk styling adds an athletic edge to streetwear. Its styled combination of sportswear meets streetwear develops from the immense inspiration of top athletes from around the world. Couple that with the uprising streetwear culture, heavily influencing the youth today and the end result is nothing short of explicit. The combination of the two influences with sportswear colours, retro and fresh styles crescendo by including bold prints and earthy reclaimed wears. SikSilk speaks so many languages but at the heart of it, it’s a brand creating headway with young active people. The active-creative are making a statement with minimal effort.
It’s in the finishes of the garments. The nuances are clean and crisp. Representing confidence of style, Mandla takes to SikSilk like a duck to water. The range has an assortment of athleisure pieces; denims, jackets, sweaters and tracksuit sets. You are looking to wear a brand that is select, making a statement and turning heads with the latest SikSilk pieces in store now.
THE NORTH FACE: NEVER STOP EXPLORING
The North Face retains its mission, unchanged since 1966: Provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern day explorer, support the preservation of the outdoors, and inspire a global movement of exploration. Side Step has The North Face gear that is sure to make the world your playground of exploration – all while being stylish.
Mandla is unleashed to take on the cool of cold weather. These The North Face staple pieces complete your leisurewear wardrobe with jackets, tees and accessories. Whether you are homeward bound, taking a trip to the Mall, walking the dog or travelling, this range functional and depicts uncompromised style and taste.
#MYSTYLEISREAL LOOK BOOK FEATURING MANDLA KOYABE
For more video content from this photoshoot, head to our Side Step YouTube channel. We hope you are inspired and enjoyed this look book blog piece. These top brands are set to elevate your style all whilst keeping warm this winter, shop these items at your nearest Side Step Store.