On July 18th, 2012, Nelson Mandela celebrated his 94th birthday in style by officially debuting his highly anticipated clothing line 466/64 Fashion in the United States. The event was held at the South African Consulate in New York City.

In attendance were fashion buyers and major industry insiders who watched as the colorful collection of men’s and women’s sportswear paraded down the runway. And although the former President of South Africa was not on hand for the festivities, his brand ambassadors multi-platinum South African singer, Lira, and international model, Sam Sarong both worked the runway at the event and shared their excitement about 466/64 Fashion’s stateside launch.

“As a young South African, I can wear a brand that makes me proud to show where I’m coming from,” said Lira.

You can now start shopping the collection online here. The line hits department stores racks in spring of 2013.

 

 

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