Yung Blood Apparel is the brain child of fashion designer Kabelo Legodi, and as seen on the streets of Maboneng, Johannesburg recently, this baby is growing up fast and is definitely a brand to keep an eye on.
Kabelo was born and raised in Limpopo and studied fashion design at the Vaal University of Technology. He draws inspiration for his designs from the world around him as well as fellow artists. His latest range emphasizes unisex streetwear that can be worn both dressed down during the day as well as dressed up at night.
Zips are so last year, the use of velcro strips on this mesh jacket is such a fresh take on this streetwear range. The contrasting colors and fabrications add a different dimension to this collection, I especially love the use of the black tape on the white mesh not to mention those burgundy sateen pants.
A touch of burgundy is evident throughout the range and ties it together beautifully like this black and burgundy striped long sleeve t-shirt.
Whoever said that three quarter sateen pants are designed for women only has not seen the Yung Blood Apparel range. Kabelo is breaking the stigma with his unisex designs proving that fashion and looking good is for everyone. In doing so he is also appealing to a broader market and not limiting himself or his clients to gender specific items.
The chunky neckline and kangaroo pocket on this grey top is sure to keep you warm on those chilly winter days and nights.
I absolutely adore the play on fabrication, prints and colors of this outfit. As individual pieces they stand out, but together they make quite the statement.
The Yung Blood Apparel range is not just limited to t-shirts, jackets and pants, but also includes caps and beanies and word on the street is that some awesome backpacks and hoodies are being released in the near future.
I am super excited to announce that there will be future collaborations between Where Have You Been and Yung Blood Apparel, so watch this space. Also, be sure to follow us and like our social media pages for regular updates:
Be sure to keep an eye on this young and super talented designer, because I know I will and can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
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Photos courtesy of Ayanda