Today we pay tribute to the late Christopher Wallace, better known as Brooklyn born rapper The Notorious B.I.G. Best known for his legendary songs such as ''Mo money mo problems'' and ''Big Poppa'' but I personally love him , other than his music, for his style. His fashion sense had a bigger influence on hip hop culture than we realise. Although short lived, his career made a great impact on the styles of many other rappers around till this day.
These crazy prints on his shirts Biggie is spotted wearing here some time in '94 have been sported by the likes of A.S.A.P Rocky
He was one of the first rappers to start rocking bathing apes and definitely lead the way for the rest of today's rappers such as Pharrell.
Are you brand conscious? I wouldn't judge you if you are. I mean who wouldn't want to rock the latest Gucci purse or Prada handbag. I know I wouldn't mind but unfortunately I'm like the other half of you out there faking it till we make it. How about supporting local brands? Affordable and original. Starting out small but I believe its really worth the purchase.
My Top 6 Favorite Namibian Street wear Brands
I admit, I'm not much of an advocate for local anything except Oshikandela and Black Vulcanite. Personally I refuse to support anything just because its local. I will support quality and effort and I would harshly criticize work that isn't. So please understand that the following brands are worth the purchase. Judged on quality and variety of design.
Black Excellence is one of many brands
still to come by Pipe Clothing, a fully Namibian brand owned by 3 young
graduates, Robert Kamati 22 (CEO), Julius David 22 (Finance Director) and
Edward Nailenge 23 (Creative Director) and Ananias Kashikuka (26) Operational
The Prices are
Contact:Julius David 0813157942
I love the innovation and the variety of colours of the stock
BuruXa Media is a brainchild of Romeo Sinkala and Wilfred Kuria
BuruXa means 'a marvel' or 'amazing' in Damara. It is a representation of the raw inspiration that exists in Namibia. From heritage to history, trends to patriotism - we aim to capture the ideal that is Namibia: land of the brave.
"Not only are we doing T-shirts we are looking at other forms of media, i.e. Graphic design, illustrations, children's books and comic books. Watch out for BuruXa"
The T-shirts will be launched at the Zenzo Flea Marketthis Saturday, the 1st March 2014. Please come support the movement.
I really like the artwork portrayed. I also give two thumbs up with the attention to detail and variety
The Clothing is an exclusive lifestyle brand with a wide range of
products.Its a bold and fresh new way to regulate the fashion industry
in the creation of remarkable clothing for mens, which includes Graphic
tees and shirts as well as a women's and childrens clothing line.
pay careful attention to detail and maintaining a reputation for
providing intelligent innovations in fabrication and design to our
customers.We hope to increase our appeal beyond the core urban customer
making this brand a dynasty"
I like how he took Katutura and recreated it into classy.
3.I Run This
actually started randomly. My cousin Andrew was playing around with some
pictures that he edited. When i saw one of them, I told him that if he printed
it on a t-shirt I would buy it. The t-shirt gained quite a bit of interest and
in mid 2012 we decided to partner up and we created the brand."
Right now their products are available on their website www.irunthis.net and, www.irunthis.ecwid
for mobile. Orders can also be placed with Andrew at 08169880693 or Asino at
Don't you just love how fresh these designs are. Love it!!
RFC basically was the logo
for my filming production Reggie Films but then he realised on every set
that he shot on he always had tons of people there helping him, and so he wanted them to feel more apart of what he did cause he couldn't do what he
did without them thus leading him to the idea of creating a new logo
which had RFC on it which means Reggie Film Crew.
I love how she used typography to create such a simple yet intricate design. Its athletic and the brand is constantly evolving but staying true to its signature look. Need I say more?
Share & Motive
Now for those of you who agree with my list and would like to walk away with one of these shirts, keep your eyes peeled.
Prizes up for grabs
First prize is this black Denim Mafia shirt
Second Prize is an RFC shirt
Third prize is either one of these 'I run this' shirt or top, you choose
Here is how it works: 1. share this blog post on the walls of 7 friends 2.Motivate them to visit the blog 3.Tag me as well Best motivation in order of top 3 wins!!! Competition ends on the 20th March Good Luck!