DESIGNER NAME: David Tlale BACKGROUND: South Africa
The exciting heritage of a culturally diverse South Africa imbues our design scene with earthy originality in a globally competitive industry. The colour, warmth and textures of our raw materials are seen and felt on international catwalks, as African inspiration infuses the major fashion houses. But the time has come for the wealth of resources to be married to the talent, creativity, and beauty of a South African Designer.
Cape Town Fashion Festival – Designer of the year, 2007
Means Stars – Designer of the year, 2008
Miss World Johannesburg – Certificate of Participation, 2008
Arise Africa Fashion Week – Certificate of Participation, 2009
Swahili Fashion Week – Certificate of Participation, 2009
Cape Town Fashion Week – Certificate of Participation, 2011/12
African Diaspora Award – Designer of the year, 2014
African Icon of Hope Award – Icon of hope, 2014
Music Meets Runway – Most African influential designer, 2015
The Reel African Hero – Hero of the month September, 2016
Abrynz Fashion and Style Awards – Style and Fashion Icon Achievement Award, 2016
Abrynz Fashion and Style Awards – Style and Fashion Male Continental Influencer, 2016
Collection Inspiration for MBWCT
“Lets Play Dress Up” The ultimate dandyism inspired by the refined language of articulate afro-centric style in the physical appearance that is seemingly aristocratic in “mood” through styling, luxurious detailing, textile and textures. Defining a new silhouette that is sexy and seemingly nonchalant, suggesting a particularly cool, unconcerned, casual but yet noble and upper-class stylistic look. Influenced by masculine cuts between tailored garmentary for both male and females.
Hopes for MBFWCT
To reach a larger desired LSM (6-9) audience that is influenced and aspires to an international high-end fashion lifestyle, through merchandise, product and apparel.