We had the good fortune of connecting with Cameron Wolf and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cameron, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I like to believe, life is all about the risks you take. Taking risks actually plays a very huge part of my life and career. I love to say, ” if you’re not taking risks, you’re not living life to the max “. How can you expect the best joys in the world by playing it safe; playing it safe is actually a risk in itself because you risk missing out on something that could perhaps be of better quality for your life. Not taking risks, in my opinion also limits your growth. You get comfy in your environment and the capabilities that you currently have but reaching for new experiences, new goals and new challenges opens up new problems/situations that you’ll have to overcome, but once you do, you’ll learn that you’re a better version of yourself because of that risk you took. Taking risks never ends in a lost; it’s either educational or super rewarding $$$. #lonewolfmafia
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Though, I’m technically in the street fashion industry, I like to consider myself a Fa$hion Artist. For, I don’t drop collections like traditional brands. I drop pieces, where each piece is different and unique to itself and made in the vibe I’m in at the moment. I also take into consideration of what type of canvas (garments) I’m working with as well. All of my pieces are touched by my hands at some point and most are hand assembled by myself, with a mass majority of them being 1:1’s. I’m very big on being different and feeling confident to know that I’m wearing a piece of art nobody else can have. To me, it gives a person a new level of ‘fresh’ when you’re the only one in the world with it. As far as for the pieces that are not 1:1’s, they are heavily capped and limited to 103 units to still give somewhat of the same aura of exclusiveness, ‘made for me’ type of vibe as a 1:1 piece would. My most proud moment to date, would have to be giving back to the community , speaking to high schools , giveaways to college students and giving free game that I’ve learned through my own trial and error to those who wish to pursue a career in art / fashion. My journey to where I am today, by far, wasn’t easy if you tap in on some of my other interviews or write-ups. I go more into detail on things I’ve had to overcome to get here, but I’m glad that my faith and village helped me get over everything thrown my way. As far as lessons, I feel that I learn them daily but one of the biggest things I would want to share is that, ” You’re never too expensive, they just don’t value you”. Which in terms, means move to a pool of people who value you and watch how your business will flourish. For Mahsyian, I want the world to see it for what it is; it’s a collection of art, showcased in the form of garments: ” wearable art ” made to stand out not fit in. I feel as though each piece you add of Mahsyian not only adds value to your wardrobe but also an investment, because like art, as Mahsyian ages those pieces will be worth a lot of coins if you ever decide to resell. But, me knowing my members, none of them seem likely to want to sell any piece they were able to get. Especially, when nothing I create will be restocked ! #lonewolfmafia
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Honestly, I’m a very low-key person. Umm, my favorite spot in the city is actually my crib, in my office creating and working. Typically, when people come into town, I will throw a kick back or some sort at the spot and we’ll have a good time. I love Mexican food, like a lot, but being that I’m from So Cal originally, I can’t say that I get to enjoy great options here in Atlanta. But, I can say, La Fonda is a super dope spot and shoutout to Desi Banks for putting me on to them. Far as night life goes, if I do decide to pop outside, I’m wherever the goat ( FlyguyDc ) is hosting, because ain’t no party like a FlyGuyDc party! Far as day activities, deff have to hit Little Five Points, I love the energy over there. Inman park is a dope spot , and MidTown has some of the best eateries in the city. Hands down, I love this restaurant called 5 church. #lonewolfmafia Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Of course, no person is ” SELF MADE “. Yes, through their own efforts they might put themselves in great situations but still had help along the way . So, I have a few shoutouts to some special people who have helped play their part in making Mahsyian what it is today. Shoutout to my Mom & Dad , shout out to my beautiful wife, daughter and son as well as my siblings and entire family/village. They are my support system and help in ways you couldn’t image that allows me to be the great person I am today. I also want to shoutout to FlyguyDc , Ciara Lee , Swaggii Simpson , Juice , Malachiae , Charlie Rothsteen, and Bae Bae Da Barber in the early stages of Mahsyian back in 2016. They allowed me a platform and a pass in the city to build on, so I’m forever grateful to them. I also want to shoutout to all the current and past influencers / celebs who rock with me, as well as the entire Mafia Community of customers and fans of the brand; ya’ll are the best and thank you for rocking with me on this journey ! #lonewolfmafia