Hosted by the South African Consulate, Tlale will present his collection to an audience full of dignitaries, global fashion enthusiasts, and the fashion and lifestyle media.
“We are very excited to be returning to New York for yet another fashion showcase. This time, we will do an installation of 15 looks that represent our interpretation of the 2012 Autumn/Winter season,” says Tlale.
“Glam-Intersections” is where vintage meets current/future trends and bringing back glamour to the streets, office and the Red Carpet. It’s a fusion of the 50’s and 70’s interpreted with today’s trends.”
Tlale’s latest collection will have a strong focus on prêt-a-porter (Ready-to-Wear) garments, featuring silhouettes that are more chic and defined. Pencil skirts in various lengths, which go from short, to just above-the-knee to floor length take centre stage.
Complementing this base is a glamorous array of blouses with bouquet sleeve detailing, while jackets take a classic and vintage direction. The dresses bringing sexy and elegance back, accessorized with crocodile belts and a new range of DT “Luxury” Bags.
When it comes to selecting colour and fabrics for any of his collections, Tlale employs an admirable eye for detail that will supremely complement his designs. For this particular collection, he has opted for the use of Gold mutating to shades and accents of Sun-rise-Yellow and Natural Browns to tell his story. To depict the moods of the season, he uses Vintage-Mud-Green, Winter Grey, and his signature Black.
“For us, colour and fabric play a very important role in a collection. Either of the two, can make or break a collection, so it is highly crucial that one chooses wisely,” he says.
“With Glam Intersections, we have carefully selected the fabrics that would flatter the woman, as well as accentuate her body. We have used quite a divine selection of fabrics such as Wool, Acetate Textured Wool, Printed Silk Chiffon, Kudu-Hyde, Ox-Leather, Duchess Satin, Acetate-Mesh, Dupion Silk, Brocade and High-count Twisted Wool.”
Tlale is no stranger to the New York fashion platforms. His first showcase was in September 2009 as part of the African Fashion Collective at New York Fashion Week. Since then, he’s returned to this fashion capital to showcase at different events, including the recent inaugural United Colours of Fashion.