Nomzamo Mbatha announces historic collaboration with PUMA

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Nomzamo Mbatha launches Shandu Puma Collection

Actress and Coming 2 America star Nomzamo Mbatha today (10 March) announced her own collection with PUMA called ‘Shandu’ that is said to be a tribute to her grandmother’s Zulu Shandu clan.

Earlier this week the global star shared teasers of this PUMA x Nomzamo global collaboration which is one that carries “colours that are soft and also strong” according to her announcement video.

The two entities have for the longest time been partners, as seen over the years and this new venture is surely a big deal because it’s not every day that we see our local stars collaborate with global brands at this level.

The collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for women was designed around Nomzamo’s lifestyle of intense travel, activism and the African summer.

“Like me, this collection is African through and through. It is an ode to the very family and clan that I come from. My grandmother has always pushed me to open my eyes to the world and known that each of my dreams is attainable. She taught me how to stay humble but sassy, and how to love and accept myself, how to remain true to who I am, and most importantly: where I come from. That’s exactly why this collection couldn’t have been called anything other than Shandu. It is a tribute to my family and clan, and thank you to them for helping me break barriers”. – Nomzamo

source: hype magazine