Nomzamo gets fierce with Rihanna
On Friday night, Isibaya actress Nomzamo Mbatha was one of the guests at singer and fashion icon Rihanna’s Puma 2016 Collection show at New York Fashion Week.
On the same night, Rihanna also launched her latest shoe range with Puma, called Fierce.
Mbatha was invited by Puma SA as its local ambassador. She was announced as the face of the international brand late last year, joining the likes of Rihanna, footballer Mario Balotelli and sprinter Usain Bolt as ambassadors for the brand.
Yesterday, Mbatha told City Press the show was phenomenal and she had an amazing time.
“My highlights of the show were definitely the fashion, followed by the production. The collection is edgy and distinctive. Rihanna designed a collection of amazing pieces, which are distinctive enough to stand on their own,” she said.
The production of the show was flawless, she raved.
“I especially enjoyed the individual escort to my seat after the black carpet walk. I felt like a queen,” she said.
Mbatha was dressed in a navy suit with matching shoes from Steve Madden, and accented the outfit with a Louis Vuitton pouch.
“With my bags missing in action for two days, I had to pop in and purchase a few pieces to combine with the ones on hand. Many people at the show loved the outfit, so I’m happy,” she said.
Other celebrities who attended the event included UK model Naomi Campbell, R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, actor and comedian Chris Rock and US rapper Wale.
RiRi also modelled on her own Fenty Puma runway during the show.
Mbatha said being the Puma SA brand ambassador afforded her many rare opportunities and the event in New York was definitely one of them.
“It was exciting to sit in the front row at the show, being among celebrities and recognised on an international platform,” she said.