Usain Bolt, an eight time Olympic gold medalist in athletics, transitioned from the track to the runway at New York Fashion Week, held on Tuesday, September 14.
As Puma looks to the future and celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023, the intention was to honour the brand’s past. The fashion walk was divided into segments focused on particular colours, such red or black.
In a post-show interview, the world record holder and puma ambassador expressed his experience.
“It’s definitely different walking this slow. I was just following all the models. They said ‘slow it down, enjoy the moment,’ so I did just that,” said Bolt.
“It’s not my first time. It’s been a long time, but I’m much more confident. It was pretty good”, he added.
The fashion walk is the first runway presentation for Puma’s creative director June Ambrose. She displayed a thrilling exhibition called “Futrograde” that featured attire for both sexes, meant to honour the cultures of fashion, sports, and music.
June Ambrose conducted her debut runway show as creative director of Puma on Tuesday in front of many supporting celebrities, since she has long served as a costume designer for the stars.
Some of the well-known people who sat in the front row included Deborah Cox, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Lauren London, Robin Thicke, Dixie D’Amelio, Walter “Clyde” Frasier, and Lauren.
Source: News Agencies
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