Nomzamo gets fierce with Ri­hanna

CityPress - - News - NTOMBI­ZODWA MAKHOBA ntombi­zodwa@city­

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.

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