“Both daring and dramatic, David Tlale is a brand that defies convention and impenitently employs unpredictable use and understanding of fabric, colour and texture. Since its catwalk debut in 2003, David Tlale has enjoyed outstanding exposure on both local and international catwalks.
After winning the Elle New Talent competition and being awarded Best New Designer of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2003, David Tlale has achieved many more accolades.
In July 2007, he and three other South African designers were invited to showcase their designs at the Paris Fashion Week, an experience rarely achieved by young designers. Since then, David has been invited to exhibit his creative talents at other international platforms, including a May 2008 invitation to showcase in Washington DC as part of the De Beers Shining Light Collection. One of his proudest moments was designing a showstopper for British supermodel, Jourdan Dunn, which was showcased at Virgin Mobile Cape Town Fashion Week.
Since its inception, the label has received numerous nods from fashion critics and it continues to make its mark as a brand that has a strong sense of style and individuality as its signature.”
Bio by David Tlale via AFI
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