Chulumanco August is a man of style who hails from South Africa, Cape Town. He loves minimal and earth colors. He believes in following your style, having your unique way of presenting yourself, and remembering fashion is a trend, but style is your true identity.
Model & Mode Magazine recently caught up with Chulumanco to discuss his journey in the fashion world, and here’s what went down:
Where do you usually shop? Are there any hidden gems when it comes to snapping up some awesome designer clothes?
When I go shopping, I always look out for minimal and earth colors; these colors bring versatility to combining outfits.
What are your top tips when it comes to fashion for the hotter months?
Since summer is around the corner, gents should invest in clothing that will make your skin breathe and start with your essentials; that’s the way to build a versatile wardrobe.
Where do you look for creative inspiration?
Purpose and teaching are great inspirations as a fashion creative; most of all, I get direction from these two aspects.
Is it hard to stay fashionable?
To stay fashionable is not hard; you just need to keep up with the latest trends, but I advise every gent to focus on knowing your style; that’s a true definition of who you are.
How do you walk the line between being unique and having commercial appeal?
I always consider the way I style and combine clothes with a particular trend that brings in uniqueness and makes me a trendsetter.
Are there any key trends you’ve seen for this year?
This year what I have noticed is that most of the well-known clothing brands are focusing more on loose fit styles, for me personally I don’t feel comfortable with this trend. I am more of a tight-fit gentleman.
What do you think about the state of fashion today?
Fashion is changing each and every year that creates options for everyone to get out of their comfort zone.
The fashion industry has changed so much in the past few years; what’s the best advice you would give for staying ahead of the curve?
Personally, I advise that for every gent to just keep everything simple when shopping, look for something that will be easy to wear with a lot in your wardrobe. To make things easy for yourself follow your style, have your unique way of presenting yourself, and remember – fashion is a trend but style is your true identity.