At 16 most girls only dream of being a super model, but for Nyasha Matohondze it’s a reality. It’s barely been two years since she entered the fashion industry but she’s already done stuff that many fail to accomplish in their entire modelling careers.
Nyasha was born in Zimbabwe and moved to London in 2003 to stay with her mother. Her career began in 2009 when she became a finalist at the Elite model look. She rose to fame in 2011 when she was chosen as the face of Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2011 campaign in a lucrative contract deal that would later turn her into a success story.
Nyasha has walked the runway in various fashion weeks for several brands that include Louis Vuitton, Louis Gray, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors to name a few. In 2011 alone she walked a total of 67 shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris; 47 for the spring 2012 season and 20 for the fall. She has also appeared in editorials of some of the most esteemed magazines in the world like Teen Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, W and Numero. Barely a week into the New Year Versace announced that Nyasha was their face of the brand’s pre-fall 2012 campaign.
From where l am standing, Nyasha’s future looks very bright. This goes to show that it doesn’t matter where you come from, your star will shine if you have the talent…well, in this case, the looks.
By Innocent Ndlovu