Fashion Weeks

David Tlale, Arise Promise of Africa Collective Spring/Summer 2010

David 10David Tlale, winner of the Arise Fashion Award for Best Designer, this past June, was all about showing Africa’s diverse cultural heritage. His collection themed “Cultural Intimacy” was bold, dramatic and alluring, as he promised. It also helped that he had world supermodels like Tyson Beckford, Chanel Iman, Coco and Oluchi at his beckon. Tlale’s silk chiffon, silk satins, printed silks and silk organza’s sashayed down the runway draped on the beautiful bodies of these models.

For colors, for the most part Tlale used neutrals but that did not subtract from the boldness he brought, in terms of silhouette and design details, to the runway. Indeed he was meticulous with design details with his healthy use of fringes, ruffles, beading, pleats and double layering of dresses to give his designs and the woman wearing them a more dramatic effect. Crowd favorites: long cream dress with fringed open back, taupe short structured dress with cone shoulders, golden trousers with neck-beaded chiffon blouse and the black draped dress with African cow horn beads.

~Photocredits: Getty Images
~by Uduak Oduok

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  1. mark johnson says:

    this guy is too much nice work the best i love it bro keep up a good work

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