logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Vanessa Bryant Pays Tribute to Late Gigi's 15th Birthday by Creating Tie Dye Clothes for a Good Cause

Cathrine Mabvudza
May 03, 2021
02:55 P.M.

In honor of her late daughter Gigi's 15th heavenly birthday on May 1, Vanessa Bryant created a line of fashionable tie-dye clothing that will benefit The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Advertisement

May 1 was an emotional day for Vanessa Bryant as she commemorated her late daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant's 15th birthday. Gianna was Vanessa and the late NBA player Kobe Bryant's second daughter.

In a series of birthday tributes on Instagram, Vanessa proclaimed her love for Gianna while revealing a new clothing collection she designed to celebrate and honor her daughter's life and legacy as the "Mambacita."

Vanessa and Gianna Bryant pictured at a basketball game at Staples Center on November 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Vanessa and Gianna Bryant pictured at a basketball game at Staples Center on November 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Vanessa first announced the clothing line on Instagram on Friday, April 30, where she revealed that the capsule collection, in partnership with DanniJo, would be made available the next day in honor of Gianna's 15th birthday.

In the post, the 38-year-old was pictured rocking a matching white and purple tie-dye hooded sweater and sweatpants with pink sneakers. Vanessa looked fierce as she sat on the floor with one hand lifting the sweater to reveal the details of the design.

Advertisement

The clothing line was designed to honor aspects of Gianna's basketball legacy, with her jersey number "2" printed inside a heart on one side of the sweatpants. Her moniker, "Mambacita," is also printed in large lettering across the sweater.

Advertisement

Vanessa's caption indicated that the MAMBACITA x DANNIJO apparel would also be available in unisex and kids sizes, shown in the follow-up pictures she shared on Instagram.

Advertisement

In a snap shared on May 1, Vanessa posed with her youngest daughters, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 1, who looked equally fashionable while showing off the clothing in toddler sizes.

Kobe's partnership with [Nike] began in 2003 but the contract expired on April 13, 2021, and was not renewed.

Vanessa's eldest daughter, Natalia, was also featured in the promotional posts. In one photo, the 18-year-old posed alongside her mother in matching black and white tie-dye sets paired with red and black Nike Kobe 6 Protro “All-Star” sneakers.

Advertisement

Vanessa's posts revealed that the limited clothing collection was created for a good cause with all proceeds benefiting The Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, started to further Kobe and Gianna's legacies through sports charity.

Like Kobe, Gianna was passionate about basketball and wanted to change the way female athletes were viewed in sports. Through this fundraising project, Vanessa aims to carry on her daughter's legacy.

Advertisement

Vanessa is just as determined to keep Gianna's spirit alive as she is with Kobe. She recently made it known that her intentions were unwavering as she oversaw the end of the late NBA star's contract with Nike.

Kobe's partnership with the major sports brand began in 2003, but the contract expired on April 13, 2021, and was not renewed. However, Vanessa revealed that she would keep fighting to allow Kobe's fans to wear his merchandise.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Sarah Feuerborn Harbaugh Is Jim Harbaugh Wife Who Raises Awareness for Cancer

November 22, 2023

Public Predicts Jimmy Carter 'Will Be Gone' Soon after Attending Wife's Burial Wrapped in Special Blanket

November 29, 2023

Cass Elliot's Daughter Owen Vanessa Elliot-Kugell Met Her Father after Her Mother Died

December 05, 2023

Charlie Kirk's Wife Erika Frantzve Is 'A Beautiful Soul' & the Mother of His Child

December 06, 2023

Elderly Couple Divorces after 53 Years of Marriage, Later Man Sees Ex-wife Dating in Cafe — Story of the Day

May 03, 2024

Kelly Clarkson Shows Off Slimmer Waist in Belted Jeans & White Top after Noticeable Weight Loss

January 21, 2024

'This Was Adorable': Hoda Kotb's Fans React to Her Daughters' Haley, 6, & Hope, 4, Rare Appearance on Her Show

November 23, 2023

14-Year-Old Illinois Girl Dies While Playing a Basketball Game at School

January 31, 2024

Users Discuss One of Former First Ladies' Coats at Rosalynn Carter's Funeral

November 29, 2023

Raleigh Bacharach Is Burt Bacharach's Daughter Who Recently Got Married

January 14, 2024

10 Celebrities Who Vacationed at Sea in 2023

January 31, 2024

Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Spotted Meeting Up on Valentine’s Day — Details & Photo

February 15, 2024

This Girl Lost Her Superstar Mom at Just 5 Months Old - Her Dad Took Her to a Small Town to Live a ‘Normal’ Life

February 14, 2024

Vanessa Williams Found Love with 'Traditional Kind of Guy' in Her 50s & Is Also a Happy Granny

February 21, 2024