Prior to his untimely death, LA rapper Nipsey Hussle created a collection of apparel in collaboration with PUMA and his own brand The Marathon Clothing. With the blessing of his family, PUMA will be releasing the collection with all net proceeds going to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation. Here’s the official statement from Nipsey’s Instagram:
“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.”
No details on what exactly will be included in the collection, but from the statement we know there will definitely be a khaki suit and tracksuit. The PUMA x Nipsey Hussle Collection will be available online an in-store at PUMA, The Marathon Clothing, and Shoe Palace locations on September 5th. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more.
Update (8/27/19): PUMA has shared images of the upcoming collaboration with Nipsey Hussle. The collection includes work jackets in black and khaki with matching pants that also sport “MARATHON” embroidery, a red sweatsuit, a black and red tracksuit, t-shirts, and black and white iterations of the PUMA California sneaker. Check out the photos below.
Update (8/30/19): A third pair of the Nipsey Hussle x PUMA California in a white/blue colorway has been revealed. Unfortunately, this colorway is a Friends & Family exclusive and are reserved for those that were closest to Nipsey. Check out the photos of all three colorways below.