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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: Inside South African Designer DAVID TLALE’s “Glam-Intersections” Collection!!



Filed under : Africa, Fashion

Hello Loves!

We found love in the consulate!

On Valentine’s Day, the famed South African designer, David Tlale wooed us with his new collection at the Consulate General of South Africa in NYC.  David, who has previously shown at Fashion Week, returned to New York to get back to business. Tlale’s “Glam-Intersections” collection is a pivotal point for him as it launches his greater initiative to make serious bank build an international and profitable brand.

Glam-Intersections is a fresh interpretation of vintage, fusing  the ‘50s and the ‘70s to create a romantic and chic modern look for the girl in the making- the girl who is not there yet but well on her way.

Tlale incorporated various fabrics in this collection including wool, brocade chiffon, duchess satin, dupion silk and ostrich feathers. Pieces in this prêt-a-porter (Ready-to-Wear) collection showed a certain restraint and practicality in contrast to the high drama work we are used to. Yet there was plenty to fall in love with from the airy blouses with dramatic bouquet sleeves to edgy statement tops (Rihanna, check it) and of course the newly launched DT Luxury handbags. We LOVE him and his work and this most recent showing did not disappoint. The response from those in attendance, including dignitaries* and industry buyers, was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. ( *A special shout out to the Consulate General for hosting David, and really supporting the effort to expand the reach of South African Fashion).

 As big fans here at FaraiToday, we of course spoke with him backstage to hear more. We chatted about his journey from internal auditing to fashion design (follow your dreams people!), catering to American fashion sense and more.

Interview with David Tlale coming soonest….

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.


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