David Tlale the showstopper

By Drum Digital
31 October 2013

Designer David Tlale concluded the first day of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in true style.

Designer David Tlale concluded the first day of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in true style. Tlale who is celebrating a decade in the industry gave us a treat, testimony to his global appeal.  Guests were shuttled to a secret location and were dazzled  by the most unpredictable designer in SA. From the very minute guests landed at the secret location, Rovos Rail – a private luxury train station in Central Park, Pretoria, the atmosphere, train horns and smoke and dramatic theatrical music all contributed to what would be the highlight of the evening. Guests were seated as the show opened with a performance from the Joburg Ballet Dancers who donned classic green ballet tulle skirts. David had admitted to have been drawn inspiration from ballerinas.

The collection was dominated by full ball like skirts worn high and tight on the waist.

A clear reference to the Victorian Style Era.

The show was divided into three sections.

The first two he used the VLISCO Disc Design fused with a bit of gold. The first collection focused on a green print, appropriately following the performance by the ballerinas. The second showcased an earth colour fusion of a rich gold, red and hints of yellow.

Guests were delighted as the models strut the outfits to a surprise performance from music legend, Mam’ Sibongile Khumalo who won our hearts with a rendition of “Sabela Uyabizwa”.

The third collection was completely pink, using a softer flowing material.

PICTURES: What we thought of the collection

-          DRUM Reporter

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