Earlier this year, the world, the City of Angels and hip hop as a whole lost a good person who inspired all walks of life and always did his best to give back. This of course was Nipsey Hussle.
Before Nip passed, he was working with PUMA on a range of sportswear inspired by his personal style. While uncertainty loomed over the collection would see the light of day and if it would be released in his best interest, a statement from his team ensures the Nipsey Hussle x PUMA Collection will be dropping, detailing Nip’s involvement in the project.
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Our team is proud to announce that our first collaborative capsule with Puma drops on September 5th 2019. Nipsey spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course of last year, flying to meetings, reviewing samples, bringing in material references he liked, and most importantly ensuring that it reflected his style authentically with no compromise. Each detail from logo placement, fit, colorways, and materials was thoughtfully done. His signature style and DNA can be found in each garment that’s part of this collection from the khaki suit to the tracksuit. This project is very special to our team and we’re handling it with the utmost care to ensure it’s delivered exactly as Nipsey envisioned it. It’s a privilege for us to honor his commitment and carry out this project for people to receive a personally curated collection by Nip Hussle Tha Great.
As alluded to in the Instagram caption, the collection will also see apparel influenced by his California staple khaki suit and very hip hop tracksuit. One would imagine in regard to range of garments this would be similar to projects PUMA did with the likes of Big Sean and Emory Jones who dropped both kicks and clothes with PUMA over numerous seasons. As for now, only one drop is confirmed.
The Nipsey Hussle x PUMA Collection is scheduled to release on September 5th. We now know Shoe Palace will be the official carrier of the collection and that 100% of the net proceeds will be going to Nipsey’s foundation.
Nipsey Hussle x PUMA Collection
Release Date: September 5, 2019