Chinos lined with a blue African print and floor length dresses in vivid greens and golds were some of the clothing on display when 46664 Fashion, a label inspired by Nelson Mandela, presented their latest collection ahead of an international launch in July.
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On the day after his death, Nelson Mandela’s compatriots did their utmost to show that his life’s mission had been fulfilled. The peoples of the country he christened the “rainbow nation” joined hands in his memory, united under the green, red and blue colours that represented them.
“Only one person in South Africa was a true unifier of our nation — and that was our Tata [father] Nelson Mandela,” Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, told a crowd outside the ornate colonnades and clock tower of City Hall.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying “we’ve lost our greatest son.”
To outsiders looking in on the clubby world of high fashion, Helen Lambert may not have the name recognition of, say, Marc Jacobs or Anna Wintour. But she should. The CEO of Lambert & Associates has such unparalleled influence over luxury retailers that her opinion can make or break a designer’s winter or summer collection.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.