I’m a fashion icon.

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It’s the 31/12/2015 and today we bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 but i couldn’t leave 2015 with nothing so me being me i set down with Mashamba Livhuwani to bless you with new age history’s final post for this year.
Who is Mashamba Livhuwani and what his about? you’ll have to read below to find out
Photographed by @_joewe_
Enjoy🙌;

Name:
Mashamba Livhuwani
Birth:
20 September 1993
origins:
born in a township in SOUTH AFRICA/Limpopo called Waterval somewhere between Makhado and Giyani.
Studies:
Mechatronics engineering at Tshwane University of Technology.

Growing up i had hobbies and admirations to fashion but there were obstacles such as financial issues but that didn’t phase my love for fashion and since following trends was acceptable to society i joined sbujwa where I’d wear colourful skinny jeans and masandazi together with a backpack this led me to join a dance group in Thohoyandou and my advantage to fit in was the fact that i could dance circles around them.
As time passed i started to realise that people out there in the world notice you more than in your hometown cause whenever your in your hometown once you start to establish something new they get this idea that you think your better than everyone and that for me became a reason to target a society outside my community. When i got to university in 2012 i told myself here is where I’ll discover myself and indeed that’s where my calling as a vintage rebel was unveiled.

I remember the first day at campus i saw these 2 guys dressed funny like kids in North America or on Tv holding a vinyl and i asked myself who are these guys? are they crazy or…but one thing for sure i loved the way they were unique and outstanding from everyone else, that’s how i want to be like whenever i dress so from there i became a vintage rebel and in those initial days whenever i dressed it seemed like I’m forcing it cause even now whenever i look at my throwback images i laugh

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luckily one of the guys i was in a group with in high School was friends with those two guys actually they are neighbors in Thohoyandou anyway the guy introduced me to them one was Maitele Wawe though I’m not close with them now these guys i admire and Maitele would have a vintage outlet at his crib where we would go and stock in Pretoria.
Time went by and i met other vintage crews e.g Troublesome kids, Retro vintage kolektion owned by Bongani (Bongs) also Retro vintage kolektion was the first to make kids in Pretoria recognize vintage fashion, they had exclusive vintage items which you couldn’t find anywhere else they even hosted a fashion show where i got to meet owner’s of galxboy i even got introduced to other upcoming brands and yeah that’s how my journey of being a fashion icon started.

How i dress:
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How i dress since 2012/2013 it was strictly vintage then 2014 the fashion stuff kind of went on the downside cause i was over hooked on weed,girls and alcohol but in late August 2014 i met this honey named Boitumelo Mokwana she’s my ex now but she was into fashion…man that girl revived me cause we used to compete whenever we dressed then later on she introduced me to guys like Norman Tips and “General” these guys are fashionistas and even to-date we still connected then 2015 i branched my vintage outfits to street formal like how I’m dressed now

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decribed it’s classic dapper mixed with street style.

You know whenever i dress i just want to stand out it’s not me bragging or anything like that but i just want to stand out for you to see my outfit and applaude me if necessary also it’s about what do you want people to think of you when you’ve left Earth.
When i dress up it’s from monday to sunday in Pretoria but when I’m back home (Waterval) i only dress up when there’s an occasion cause you know how people are back home.
On my outfits I’m picky there’s certain shoes that i like

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if i we’re to buy them people would think I’m crazy i remember last time my mom bought me a pair of adidas kicks not that i disliked them those kicks are fresh but in my vision there is no outfit to correspond with those kicks even to-date and when i do wear them that’s when i feel like wearing whatever, with everything i wear it has to match up i don’t want to go out looking like I’m colour blocking or something.
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The outfits I’m feeling right now
ripped long line shirts
long jackets (Parka, trenchcoat)
blue ripped tight jeans
Nike roshe runs
palladium boots
and these

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outfits I’m not feeling right now
Starter packs
Fake Cash time life clothing
petrol or milk
bucket hats
shorts with long white socks and a pair of chuck Taylors that’s so 2014.

Future plans:
I’m starting a brand titled rubbish in 2016 somewhere around February we gonna preview it.
Members are myself, kwanele DT (kwanza) who will deal with hiphop & Hector the dj/deephouse producer these guys will deal with media we even got samples of socks and caps etc and another thing is rubbish it’s not only fashion we are an entertainment hub cause we want to be independent when we make it….we don’t wanna depend on anyone we want to have in house resources.
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Conclusion:
i might not be the greatest in fashion but rather than sitting my ass down and relying on society i need to stand up on my own two feet and chase my goals so i can become an idol just like Maitele, Shaun-the stylish, Stilo magolide, Okmalumkoolkat and Ricky Rick…these guys not that they are cults in fashion but they just know the type of texture/element they are looking for in cloth, they do know it. My love for fashion is soul connected somewhere somehow your soul must connect with what you want all and all what im trying to say is with fashion i wanna show my people in Waterval the importance of having a goal…2016 watch out!

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Lord why is this show still not airing on TV?

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https://m.youtube.com/user/Knwone23

“The kobe system”

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Aired back in 2012 these are hilarious cormmecial video ads by Nike called the Kobe System which features Kobe Bryant teaching musicians, athletes and others namely Serena Williams, Aziz Ansari, Tony Robbins and more on success seminars.

You can watch them all here on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLliC_u8E2js66nmqxLHuQrFeD0qxmSclY

Some of the 2014 kicks.

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I went online and gathered info on kicks of 2014 which I favour from nike to vans and reebok…these are by far the 2014 designs which enlightened and impressed me Alot.

Reminder: click on the images to view them.

First up are the Puma Trinomic R698.

PUMA added to the visual technology boom with the Trinomic sole and its comfortable, yet stylish appeal. Sitting atop a white Trinomic midsole with a contrasting black EVA outsole, its tonal upper combines mesh, leather and nubuck materials for texture.
Available in black or grey, the PUMA Trinomic R698 can be purchase in-store and online.

Vans California 2014Holiday “Hickory Mix” Packs

Dubbed the “Hickory Mix,” this capsule collection pairs a soft black suede with a blue hickory-striped textile, a material typically seen on overalls and carpenter jeans. Both models will be available at select retailers during the month of October for $70 USD (approximately R770 ZAR) and $80 USD (approximately R880 ZAR) respectively.

Nike 2014 Air Max 90 Sneakerboot Black/Grey-White

The Air Max 90 sneakboot features a thorough weatherproofing treatment, making it ideal for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. The shoe also stretches higher up the leg to ensure a snugger fit and the upper switches between black and reflective sections to give some alternating texture. These kicks can be purchased here wishatl.com

Nike Blazer Mid Premium Vintage “Safari” Collection

These are a “Safari” collection for October 2014 From Nike Sportswear. Featuring the Blazer Mid Premium Vintage, the pack sees a trio of executions: a preying feline, slithering predator, and a pair representing the jungle itself. Premium materials figure prominently throughout as full-grain leather, rich nubuck and tough TPU overlays are joined by leopard prints, pony hair, snake-like scales, camouflage and more. The Blazer Mid Premium Vintage “Safari” collection is set to hit NSW retailers on the 11th of October for $100 USD (approximately R1100 ZAR) per pair

Vans California Sk8-Hi Zip CA“Boot Leather” Collection

These are an update to the popular Sk8-Hi Zip. The use of just a single color and a zipper detail in the back gives the classic silhouette a contemporary feel. The panels on the upper feature soft tumbled leather, and a tonal vulcanized sole to match. Additional features include soft leather lining and a gold-colored YKK zipper pull for easy access. Priced at $110 USD (approximately R1210 ZAR), the Vans California Sk8-Hi Zip CA Boot Leather Collection is now available for purchase atbowsandarrowsberkeley.com

Maison Martin MargielaBlack Leather Integrated Neoprene Replica Sneakers

The high-end fashion house has recreated its hallmark sneaker with a neoprene inner sock built in, thereby rendering the shoe a mid-top for added comfort and security. At the exterior, the sneaker is done up with 100% leather through the paneled upper, resting atop a foxed rubber outsole. Constructed in Italy, details such as white piping at the collar and a textile inner lining set off this release from Margiela. The sneaker can be found at retailers such as SSENSE for $625 USD (approximately R6875 ZAR) now.

Robert Geller x Common Projects 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Robert Geller has teamed up with Common Projects once again, to release his 2014 fall/winter shoe collection. Best known for the clean and minimalistic takes on iconic silhouettes, the latest offering includes a Chelsea boot and a high top sneaker, priced at $980 ( R10780 ZAR) and $720 (R7920 ZAR) respectively. Both of the shoes come in two colorways and are available for purchase atSSENSE

adidas Originals EQT Running Cushion ’91 “Snake Pack”

adidas Originals has made a contemporary iteration to its EQT Running Cushion ’91 model via this “Snake Pack.” The uppers comprise predominantly of breathable mesh and leather, while snake skin print accents are tastefully implemented on areas such as the Three Stripes, toe, tongue and rear. Moving down, we find clean white midsoles paired with contrasting black outsoles to finish off the look release date is unknown yet.

Nike x Supreme

Taken from Volume 22, the image show the iconic basketball high top in three colorways — black, white and red. Bold words reading “World Famous” take on the sneaker’s ankle strap, while Supreme branding is seen across the tongue tag, AF1 lace lock, and further punctuated by block letters across the heel. The Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High collection is scheduled for a late October release, with the black and white available from Supreme flagships worldwide, and the red from Nike Lab and select retailers. The price is yet to be confirmed.

Acapulco Gold x Nike SB Dunk High “Mowabb”

Decked out in a premium suede upper, the Grain/Black-Sandtrap-Bright Mandarin colorway embodies the ACG classic with additional aesthetic cues like rope lacing and a speckled midsole. Complete with “AG” embroidery along the lateral side of the shoe, the Acapulco Gold x Nike SB Dunk High “Mowabb” was released on Wednesday, October 1 in limited quantities.

visvim 2014 Fall/Winter FBT SHAMAN-FOLK

visvim released its latest iterations on the FBT SHAMAN-FOLK model with some new details on the iconic shoe. Made from premium UK cowhide suede, the hand-sewn, moccasin foot wrap shoe features contrast beaded detailing on the toe, while the signature fringe on the ankle incorporates precision-cut incisions. The shoe then sits atop a custom rubber sole with a TPU heel stabilizer. Finishing touches include pigment-free calf linings for extreme breathability and a natural cork footbed. Available in black, dark brown, brown and sand, the visvim 2014 fall/winter FBT SHAMAN-FOLK is now available to purchase online for $630 USD.

Reebok GL 6000 Mid “Flash Red”

Reebok premiered the GL 6000 Mid in a vibrant flash red colorway with boot-like upgrades. Aside from its taller silhouette and eye-grabbing color choice, this reimagined runner features contrasting brass D-ring eyelets and a construction that blends suede, leather and neoprene for a winterized makeover. Additional details include a padded sockliner with heel tab, a contrasting white sole unit, and subtle branding throughout. A sneaker-boot hybrid done just right, the Reebok GL 6000 Mid “Flash Red” is currently available at select retailers.

New Balance 530MD

The 530MD’s are an addition to New Balance’s collection of retro-inspired running silhouettes. Reviving the original 530 design from 1992, the 530MD features breathable ribbed mesh and leather and suede overlays on the upper. Orange accents on the tongue label and side cutouts contrast with blue branding on the side and the reflective counter to create visual interest. Below, a trademark midsole containing the ENCAP support system is rounded off with an outsole of orange and black. The shoe is available at retailors around the globe.

Converse 2014 Chuck Taylor All Star Color Weave Collection

Converse has unveiled a new look to its Chuck Taylor All-Star silhouette. It is the first of its kind to utilize colorful weave complexion and will be first released in Asia-Pacific region. Enlisting the help of stunning hand-woven craftsmanship, the iconic silhouette is re-imagined using contrasting egret color strips to create a modern, bold rainbow-textured upper. The sneaker is offset by a crisp, solid midsole and toecap, and finished with white accents at the heel tab, lining, logo patch and tongue label. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Color Weave became available at Converse stores in China and South Korea on October 1 and will be available at the Converse China online store on October 8, and followed by a release in Hong Kong and Taiwan from October 17. Prices for China will be set at $800 RMB approximately $130 USD (approximately R1430 ZAR) for the high-top and $770 RMB approximately $125 USD (approximately R1375 ZAR) for the ox.