Photos: Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s Life through Fashion

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led the African Continent into a new era, died at the age of 95 on Dec 06, 2013. Mandela would be 99years by now

The former president of South Africa certainly wore plenty of custom-made suits; it was his traditional Madiba shirts that comprised his distinguished and celebrated signature style. The bold and colorful printed shirts, named after Mandela’s African clan, became synonymous with the icon after he first debuted the look at South Africa’s first democratic Parliament in May 1994. His fashion influence has been felt not only on the global stage; many people have this week paid tribute to him by wearing Mandela accessories.

Today we celebrate Mandela in photos remembering the way he was able to express his charisma and the lighter side of him through the colourful prints of the shirts

Naomi Campbell, Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel at the Press Conference for the 46664 World AIDS Day Concert at Gallagher Estate November 30, 2007 in Gauteng, South Africa.

 

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