Vigour is a creative outlet or more of a platform for the designer behind it. Vigour is run by one individual by the name of Dan Junior Mahlangu also know as Junior. Vigour was established in 2019 April and currently based in Pretoria, South Africa. Junior sees his brand as a platform where he can unleash energy that he absorbed from different factors and music is where he draws a lot of inspiration from, from daily issues or even that guy who goes to the high end designer store and buys a R10k belt without regret but also most of the time he tries to reflect on the situations he goes through in life.
Vigour is generally trying to push boundaries and offer garments to a culture who suffer from the scarcity of well made pieces with meaning. They always trying to push culture in every aspect whether it be creatively or in bettering their quality in clothes.
Fall/Winter 19 was Vigour’s first collection and was inspired by an album by Blood Orange called Negro Swan. This was a personal collection for the designer as it explains where he was at that point of time spiritually and mentally. It was a change in lifestyle he used as a metaphor throughout the whole collection by changing the silhouettes and shapes of the jackets and many pieces including the rules build around them.
We can definitely expect a lot more coming from Vigour, with the looks of it we can expect a new collection for this coming year.
Follow Vigour on social media @vigour_official
Models: @tshegomac,@keaprettygirl and @reezy.real
Photographers: @hlengiwe001 and @slxck.93
(written by Khumo Tshepe)