Past DAF student and Elle Rising Star winner, Nick Coutts, collaborated with Lukhanyo Mdingi showing their menswear A/W17 collection at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy.

Nick Coutts - DAF
Nick is wearing the beanie and Thrasher T-shirt.

Pitti Uomo is a menswear trade show that took place 12-15 January 2016.  Nick and Lukhanyo were one of four African designer labels invited to showcase African design.

The design partnership combines Mdingi’s minimalist approach with Coutt’s distinctive signature weaving style.  Together, the designers create a menswear collection that embodies strength, empowerment and contemporary sophistication.  Nicholas Coutts’ signature is creating garments that are textured and uses fabrication to create a pleasing contrasting visual.  Influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement, Coutts specialises in using handwoven fabrics and hand knitted items.

From everyone at DAF – Well done Nick!