Designer Spotlight: David Tlale

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VENTURES AFRICA – His designs are daring, bold and dramatic. The South African, David Tlale is an international design force, creating pieces that are unpredictable and exceed expectations. He continues to show his diversity, by elaborating on his creativity, thereby producing inventive collections that are memorable and wearable.

 

Since his catwalk debut in 2003 which led him to receive the Best new Designer of the year by Sunday Times, David has soared to receive many more accolades. He was invited alongside three other designers to debut at Paris Fashion Week in 2007. Since then, many doors have opened up for him to exhibit his talent on major international platforms, including an invitation to showcase at De Beers Shining Light Collection in May 2008.

 

The year 2008 was indeed a fruitful one for the brand; a year in which Tlale was voted the most stylish person at the annual SA Style Awards, he was also voted Mzansi’s Star Fashion Designer at the Mzansi Star Awards and also nominated at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Awards 2008, along with many other accolades and nominations. He was also invited to judge the Elle New Talent 2008 competition, a place where he began his journey in fashion. It was also in 2008 that david Tlale launched his Green Collection for the voluptuous women of Mzansi; including the likes of Judith Sephuma, Lebo Mashile, KG Moeketsi and Anele Mdoda.

Check out some of his collections below:

 

 

For more information: www.davidtlale.com