Fashion

Puma – ”Trinomic Tuesday”

Its funny when you talk to the guys who label themselves as ”Sneakerheads’‘ and you ask them ”So what sneakers do you own?” and the only thing they say are ”Nike Air Jordans”, which according to wikipedia is the correct answer if we were still living in the year 1985.

The perks of my job as a footwear buyer, I engage and meet the people who basically put on the shoes of the thousands of feet in Mzansi. I have never been a PUMA kind-of-guy when it came to any of their sneakers, as it reminded me of that little speedcat either next to a BMW or Ferrari badge. Which when you speak to any oak on the street, will mention that it was worn by a very specific market and was dressed up with bootleg jeans.

I then i got a chance a cop my first pair of ”Puma R698 Splatter pack” sneaker, which if you were following the blog would have seen made quite a few appearances on social media channels. And after copping this pair and than dedicating it to #TrinomicTuesdays which i been wearing ever since only on a Tuesday. I needed to get my hands or rather my feet in a few more of these little sneakers.

Check out the little bucket-list of the Puma ”Trinomic” Range:

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Puma, Trinomic, Sneakers, Fashion, R698, SA Kicks

Puma, Trinomic, Sneakers, Fashion, R698, SA Kicks

Puma, Trinomic, Sneakers, Fashion, R698, SA Kicks

Puma, Trinomic, Sneakers, Fashion, R698, SA Kicks

Puma, Trinomic, Sneakers, Fashion, R698, SA Kicks

Pharrell x Woolies ”Mzansi” Concert

Big Concerts in partnership with Woolworths are pleased to announce that Grammy award winning producer and performer PHARRELL WILLIAMS will perform 2 public concert dates in September 2015.

From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early 90’s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010 with over 100 million copies of his productions sold worldwide. Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”, Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)”, Britney Spears’s “I’m a Slave 4 U” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You”.

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Image: Woolworths

Williams also worked with Chad Hugo and Shae Haley creating an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D with hits ‘She Wants to Move’ and ‘Rock Star’. Pharrell also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. “Happy” remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and was the lead single off of his album “G I R L”, his second solo album, released in March 2014, including smash hit singles “Marilyn Monroe”, “Come Get It Bae” and “Gust of Wind”.

Tour Information:

 Cape Town

Monday 21st September 2015

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price:  R450 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com

Johannesburg

Thursday 24th September 2015

Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Price: R395 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com

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Ticketing Information

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com only

Sneaker Exchange – CPT edition

SneakerExchange in Cape Town this Saturday, 30 May. For those who don’t know, SneakerExchange is an event where you can buy, sell, or trade sneakers with fellow sneaker heads.

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The first and largest sneaker trading event in Africa. From its humble beginnings at a coffee shop in Woodstock Cape Town, the event has grown exponentially to individual cities throughout South Africa. With each event offering a different atmosphere, the original concept remains true to its root of BUY, TRADE, and SELLING sneakers.

Furthermore, SneakerExchange is known to display many of SAs top influences in house and prioritizes on updating itself with worldwide trends as well as incorporating local element to the event. 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • When: Saturday, 30 May. Doors open at 11am and close at 5pm
  • Where: Gardens Commercial Underground Parking Garage [view map]
  • Entrance Fee: R40 (includes a free R150 voucher to Superbalist.com, so it pretty much pays for itself)
The first 20 people to enter SneakerExchange, will receive a complimentary goodie bag to the value of R750!
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SneakerExchange is open to all ages, and we’ll have activities to keep you entertained for the whole day – including live acts such as Twins on Deck!
How to BUY SELL and TRADE?

Buy: Purchase sneakers from vendors as well as people in the sneaker community.
Sell: You are able to sell your authentic sneakers at the event, but you must keep them with you at all times. You are also able to purchase a vendor table in which you can sell your sneakers or clothing.
Trade: You are able to trade authentic sneakers with people in the sneaker community at SneakerExchange.

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Kanye West x Adidas ”Yeezy” collaboration

The fashion world awaited for the revealing of the ”Kanye West x Adidas” Yeezy Boost Line at a show in this years New York Fashion Week. Whether it was out of curiosity or just wanting to see what Mr West had to offer with this collaboration with Adidas. It was a further release to the ”Yeezy 750 Boost” boot which will be released worldwide on the 14th February 2015.

The release is set to be launched at $350 price tag and in which will only be 1 of 9000 pairs worldwide. A mysterious Yeezy website with a countdown clock had gone up last week to stoke excitement over the highly anticipated release, West’s inaugural collaboration with Adidas Originals. An app was set up to take reservations for the gray suede high tops, to be collected and paid for at Adidas and other stores in New York City on Saturday, only for the moment.

The front row to the show was filled with a host of celebrities pulling through to view the inaugural collection range. Jay Z, Beyonce, P Diddy, Big Sean, Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Russel Simmons.

Sean Combs, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Adidas, New York Fashion Week

Image: SneakerNews

The collection in which we saw models wearing minimal neutral tights or street wear in red, green and black to let the shoes shine in a tech-driven unveiling that included a simulcast to 42 theatres on three continents around the world. Mr West as we know him and see him around, his wardrobe seems to be filled with neutral, blacks, white and plain simple colours as we have noted in the range.

We would just keep you posted as we wait to see what more we would get from Kanye West and Adidas.

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Kanye West, Fashion, Adidas, New York Fashion Week, Yeezy

Kanye West, Fashion, Adidas, New York Fashion Week, Yeezy

Kanye West, Fashion, Adidas, New York Fashion Week, Yeezy

Kanye West, Fashion, Adidas, New York Fashion Week, Yeezy

Kanye West, Fashion, Adidas, New York Fashion Week, Yeezy

 

 

Upper Echelon Summer ’15 Lookbook

This year around at Str.Crd, i was not surprised one bit with the amount of Cape Town brands which was up in Johannesburg for the biggest urban and street culture event in Mzansi. These guys came through as ”Community Chest” which was brands from  Cape Town that had come together in order to bring up and showcase their brands at the Str.Crd event. One of those brands were ”Upper Echelon”, a brand which i heard of and saw some of the street-wear back when i was still in the Cape Town scene. After seeing the details, inspiration which they had to show at the event said alot about the brand and what they believe in and inspire to stand for.

Upper Echelon is a street couture label aimed at enlightening individuals through designs that tell a story, while simultaneously opening individuals minds to what is relevant and most times overlooked in today’s society.

We would be definitely seeing much more of these guys, and in that we need to keep pushing and supporting the local brands. Check out the latest ”Go Outside” lookbook for Summer ’15.

The range is fully available at ”Boaston Society” and ”Smith and Abrahams”

Upper Echelon, Go Outside, Lookbook, Summer 15

Upper Echelon, Go Outside, Lookbook, Summer 15

Upper Echelon, Go Outside, Lookbook, Summer 15

Upper Echelon, Go Outside, Lookbook, Summer 15

Upper Echelon, Go Outside, Lookbook, Summer 15

Upper Echelon, Go Outside, Lookbook, Summer 15

Upper Echelon, Go Outside, Lookbook, Summer 15

Nike ”All i want for xmas”

Dear Santa

I trust that you have been all good and well.

I know that i have been writing to you for many years and i guest this year around i have been a good boy and thought why not let me give it one more shot. This year i have made it abit easier for the both of us to choose what i deserve to  have for xmas, but not to worry i have made it as simple as possible. The team from Superbalist.com had put together a selection of the freshest and dopest Nike sneaker, which they have stocked up this year. I have made a short-list of my top 5 wishes which i would not mind seeing under my Christmas tree at all.

NB: I have forget to mention, they an online store which cuts out the hassle of you having to find parking for yourself and your reindeer’s at the busy shopping malls. But also avoiding and saving you the time and frustration for having to standing in endless long queues with just having to add to cart. The free delivery and returns options makes it perfect as they will have it delivered right under my Christmas tree.

  1. Nike Blazer Mid Premium Vintage QS (R1099.00)

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    Image: Superbalist

  2. Nike Air Max Lunar 90 (R1699.00)

    Nike, Air Max, Lunar, Sneaker

    Image: Superbalist

  3. Nike Air Max 95 HW QS (R1999.00)

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    Image: Superbalist

  4. Nike Roshe Run Suede (R899.00)

    Nike, Roshe Run, Sneakers, Suede

    Image: Superbalist

  5. Nike Air Force 1 Mid ’07 (R999.00) 

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    Image: Superbalist

Best regards,

Sneaker Heads

 

Nike Sportswear “Wheat” Sneaker Pack

Nike Sportwear has just released a new sneaker pack for the ”Flax Pack” collection, in which we see all the biggest and dopest styles in the Nike range been put into a ”Wheat Sneaker Pack”. The style which we will see release in stores later this season, we see the 3 iconic silhouettes been dipped in a fresh looking ”Wheat” colourway from top to bottom.

Three icons made over with one brush. The Nike Flax Collection, featuring the Air Force 1 Mid, Air Max 1, and Air Trainer 1. The Air Force 1 Mid and Air Max 1 drop November 1 on Nike.Com and at select Nike Sportswear retailers worldwide. Which of these would you be copping this summer?

 

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Nike, Sportwear, Wheat Pack, Air Max, Air Force, Air Trainer 1, Collection

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Style Fashion Week Africa 2014

Style Fashion Week Africa is  a fashion show that aims to promote and help designers and models all over Africa to enter the fashion industry and sustain their brands through collaborations and mentorships from other fashion lovers from all over the world. Style Fashion Week Africa also aims to celebrate our heritage as Africans and to learn from other Africans.

 

Our vision is to keep our heritage alive, there is a need to practice it every day. In such times, fashion is the best way to celebrate our heritage 365 days a year. We want to see the new generation of South Africa and Africa as a whole proudly wearing clothing with cultural features. Young designers from Swaziland, Durban and Johannesburg will be showcasing their heritage inspired ranges from the 26th- 27 September. Style fashion Week Africa has not only engaged models from other provinces, but also models from Namibia as well.

Date: 26- 27 September 2014
Time: 18:00 -22:00
Venue: Museum Africa Newtown, 121 Bree Street Johannesburg, Gauteng

The beneficiary of Style Fashion Week Africa is Hospie Toys, a charity organization started by a 21 year old Mosa who spent most of her life in hospital suffering from a kidney disease. Having seen what it feels like to spend most of your life in hospital, she decided to collect children’s books and toys and donate them to children in hospital.

Style Fashion Week Africa will have : Designer Stalls, Great Fashion Labels on the runway, Cash Bar, DJs, Poets, Singers , Dancers, Celeb Judges and may more

Follow us :

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFW_Africa

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StyleFashionWeekSA

Website: http://www.newerasa.co.za/

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Image: Sandor Oroszi

Style Fashion Week Africa, Fashion, Designer, Johannesburg, Africa. SFWA

Image: Sandor Oroszi

Style Fashion Week Africa, Fashion, Designer, Johannesburg, Africa. SFWA

Image: Sandor Oroszi

Style Fashion Week Africa, Fashion, Designer, Johannesburg, Africa. SFWA

Image: Sandor Oroszi

 

Superga X Poppy 2014 Collection

The marketing managers from Superga was in search for a brand ambassador for their 2014/2015 Summer Collection, they needed someone who would embrace, live and represent the brand. Superga which is the Italian footwear brand, was looking for a elegant, grounded chic which is fashion forward and on trend, but which is also the public figure within the youth and entertainment industry.

Poppy Ntshongwana (5FM DJ, Club DJ, MC and TV Presenter), is the local face of Superga collection, as her personality and strong fashion sense, was just what the brand needed.

“I think this is probably the most exciting campaign I have ever been a part of. It speaks to who I am and what I love, which is fashion. I am extremely lucky that I get to be the face of a brand that I love and can grow with”

The collection has been released and are in stores available countrywide, this is a must-have for the summer.

Poppy Ntshongwana, Superga, South Africa, Fashion, Sneakers, Summer

Image: Superga

Poppy Ntshongwana, Superga, South Africa, Fashion, Sneakers, Summer

Image: Superga

Poppy Ntshongwana, Superga, South Africa, Fashion, Sneakers, Summer

Image: Superga

Poppy Ntshongwana, Superga, South Africa, Fashion, Sneakers, Summer

Image: Superga

Nike Air Jordan ”Future”

The latest and newest release from the Nike ”Air Jordan” came in the form of a sneaker dressed in a woven upper and contrasting midsole. These are one of those Jordans which you either seem to love it or hate it, no other two-ways about that.

An asymmetrical lacing system enhances the aesthetic, while gold accents; seen on the aglets and Jumpman emblem on the tongue, really gives this Jordan Future a premium look and feel. The Jordan Future has been released in two new colourways, ”Wolf Grey White” and ”Black White” both looking fresh and sweet at the same time.

These has just dropped and is available at Shelflife for a sweet little buck, if you think they cool enough might as well get these delivered to you from these guys too. Stay Fresh and Keep it sweet.

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Image: Hypebeast.com

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Image: Shelflife

Nike,Air Jordan, Sneakers, Black and White, Future, Shelflife

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Image: Shelflife