Photos: Marissa Findlay
In a fun little episode of life imitating art, I'm currently sitting in my chair, typing away, wearing the exact same shirt that David Kemp is wearing in the photograph above. I know what you're thinking – how is that a Zambesi shirt? It's so bright! The answer is simple my friends: S/S 2012 is the typically moody label's most colourful in 30 years of business. Shot here in campaign form by Marissa Findlay (daughter of Zambesi's founders Elisabeth and Neville), and featuring three platinum blondes (David Kemp, Joshua Skelton and Krystal Glynn), the collection takes on a sort of eerie, Star Trek uniform feel – particularly in the flesh-coloured looks below. Back in May when I spoke with menswear designer Dayne Johnston about the uncharacteristically vibrant hues, he said, "The bright colours were picked because we liked them." Can't argue with that.
I LIKE YOU!