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SA Designer Brings Bucs Fashion To The Streets

Orlando Pirates’ Superfan, Ninii Mavava, has teamed up with one of South Africa’s highly respected fashion designers, Chu Suwannapha, where they will produce some great football memorabilia.

Sixteen of the country’s top designers have been tasked with designing chic and exclusive regalia for 16 football supporters representing the Premier Soccer League’s clubs. 

Now in its second year, Nedbank Football Fan Fashion captures the bank’s mission of making things that really matter happen. 

Chu Suwannapha is one of the 16 top local designers, and he has paired with Mavava after having recently met at Orlando Stadium - the home of the 2014 Nedbank Cup champions. Orlando Pirates Football Club.

The meeting between fashion designer Chu and Superfan, Ninii, was filled with lots of laughter and the two immediately shared fashion ideas.

This is what he had to say on the occasion: “As I stepped onto the field (Orlando Stadium) I could feel there was some sort of spirituality, some culture involved that is coming through into my mind.

“I am trying to get more references for my collection. I am trying to get something that I can take back to Cape Town and inspire it to my collection. I am going to bring fashion to the street for Orlando Pirates.

“You can keep the culture, but you can bring it forward to the future,” said Chu. 

Mavava took her designer on a tour around Orlando Stadium, where she shared the club’s history with Chu Suwannapha in order to help inspire the designer with new ideas for his Nedbank Football Fan Fashion collection.

The Bucs Superfan is confident that she and Chu will win the 2015 Nedbank Football Fan Fashion: “I am excited to be paired with Chu, it's actually an honour for me and a life time opportunity.

“As a fashion person with great fashion ideas, I hope he will love my crazy fashion ideas. Orlando Pirates colours are easy to work on and with red being my favourite colour, we will definitely unveil an amazing creation,” added Mavava.

This is a fantastic initiative… What elements do you think the Superfan and the designer should include in the outfits?

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