Flying Fish Man

1 on 1 with Bhubesii

Check this out:

  • Co-founder of a unique fashion movement
  • Film director
  • DJ and musician
  • Stylist
  • Member of Boyz n Bucks

No, this isn’t the checklist to the fly life, this is Bhubesii’s life and he lives it 24/7. And you think you don’t have enough hours in a day. When he’s not bringing threads to the people in his Punk & Ivy Style Motique he can be found in the studio dropping bars and that’s just a quiet day.

We caught up with Bhubesii and got the inside scoop on everything from finding inspiration and *really* looking at the sky to Kanye.

What’s your take on the Add Some Flavour Network?

It’s acknowledging different sub-cultures, whether it’s fashion, music, art or design and it’s trying to encapsulate all of that flavour while bringing people together. It’s about having a good time together, collaborating and blending flavour that you never expected. Ultimately, it’s about being open-minded and trying different things.

How would you describe #AddSomeFlavour?

It’s when you have something that is your unique flavour and you add it to your environment. So, it could be your personality or your style, but it has to be something that makes you you. It’s about self-expression and also preference and coming together with like-minded people.

You’re a musician and a fashion designer, can you tell us how those two flavours work together?

With creativity it’s a perfect marriage, every fashion show needs music and every musician needs fly clothes. It’s so fluid and simple. It’s second nature to me but it did take a while for me to balance it.

But once you manage to find balance, you can make magic.  

How do you take the expected and make it unexpected in your own life?

I think being a creative is seeing everything in colour, or if everything is in colour, then seeing it in black and white. Being a creative is about smelling the roses and being alive. It’s about being aware of your environment. I mean, just be present. My approach is always to look around because there’s so much inspiration but first start with yourself: accept yourself. You have to be an optimist. You have a responsibility because your craft can be social commentary to speak on certain things that people don’t speak about. You must just look around you and be like “Wow, that’s a blue sky!” even if you’ve seen it every day. Some people don’t look. Even with my fashion, I look at my traditions and think how can I make that now, how can I reinterpret it? My answer is to just be aware.

When you think of shifting the expected to the unexpected, who do you think of?

There are so many people. There’s a fine artist called Athi-Patra Ruga and Kanye, obviously, Laduma Ngxokolo, Punk & Ivy, Boyz n Bucks and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Just to name a few.

For inspiration I check out Fader, Noisey, Cool Cool Beverage, Bubblegum Club – I check out a lot of stuff.

The Add Some Flavour Network is about bringing creatives together. Is there anyone you’d love to work with in the future?

There’s something coming up, but I can’t say yet! I’m recording quite a lot of music and trying to get back into directing. The focus at the moment is just Punk & Ivy and Bhubesii.

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