PRESS RELEASE: 10 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 100 YEARS - CENTENARY NELSON MANDELA FASHION EXPERIENCE. Inspired by the legacy and memory of ‘Tata’ Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, on the 21st of July 2018, The Nelson Mandela Fashion Experience and other stakeholders, will honour the World Iconic Leader and philanthropist with a blend of world class fashion, music and arts at Freedom Park, Pretoria. Freedom Park could not have been a better choice to host this event, as it was envisioned by the former state President in 1999 and he was its Patron in Chief. The Centenary Nelson Mandela Fashion Experience, brought to you by Foreal, a designer run way fashion show showcasing collections from prominent designers from various parts of the globe in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture, Nelson Mandela Foundation, City of Tshwane, BMW Club Motors Fountains Valley and Vukani Fashion Awards founder, and iconic Fashion Guru and creator of the Madiba shirt, Sonwabile Ndamase who personally dressed the late Nelson Mandela. The extravaganza fashion event will include Mr. Sonwabile Ndamase’s iconic Madiba shirt collection, a collection from New York luxury garments and leather accessories designer Clavon Leonard, South African designer to the stars, Orapeleng Modutle, Tshepo Ngobeni, Chu Suwannapha designer behind Riky Rick’s leading edge SAMA 2018 look, Rubicon Clothing, and emerging designers Viwe Ndwandwa, Men’s Bespoke Designer Losmeicherie, Mxolisi Luke, Lindokhule Mnguni known for her Winnie Mandela inspired collection seen worn by Nomzamo Mbata and Eastern Cape Designer Babalwa Ngaleka. An Arts, Fashion and Lifestyle cohesion with entertainment by Soul Star, Activist performer Simphiwe Dana and SAMA Award 2018 winner Lady Zamar, poetic group Art spoken and other local arts talents, hosted by radio and tv personality Lerato Kganyago. Day One (1) of the Centenary Nelson Mandela Fashion Experience 19 July 2018 will be at Mandela Community Hall Hammanskraal in Region 2. Invited are senior citizens, children and youth from the Region to celebrate the 100 Years Mandela Centenary, which will also serve as our main event activation to promote township tourism by giving local emerging fashion designers, crafters and artists a platform to showcase their talent. Day Two (2) of the Centenary Nelson Mandela Fashion Experience 20 July 2018 will be the Madiba Tour, a moment to trace the footsteps of Madiba as we embark on a tour to heritage & tourist sites that had an impact on Madiba’s legacy. Tour stops includes The Palace of Justice (Pretoria), Freedom Park (Pretoria) and Liliesleaf (Rivonia). Day Three (3) of the Centenary Nelson Mandela Fashion Experience 21 July 2018 is the main Fashion event hosted at Freedom Park. The 100 Centenary Nelson Mandela Fashion experience - a Madiba journey through Fashion, Art and Culture. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela #BeTheLegacy #Mandela100 #NelsonMandela Events programs and media exclusive invites attached. 310Event Tickets sold to Public at Find out more at Media Enquiries: Khumo Selooa 081 310 7459

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