Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Anne Hathaway, Liv Tyler -David Tlale
There is a certain aspect of the David Tlale label that reminds you of Balenciaga. It is that attitude that says, “I don’t really care if you like my designs. I am going to design what I feel works for me and the kind of woman I like to dress.” This attitude has produced drama in the highest order on and off the runways when it comes to David Tlale. David Tlale’s collections tend to be very avant-garde, mysterious, full of volume-lots of volume, color and high drama. While that attitude works and drama is great, clothes must also sell to keep the doors open. It appears Tlale knows this because we are seeing a shift as he takes the drama two notches down and designs wearable collections for the everyday Ladybrille woman.
Catch him at Arise Africa Fashion Week Tomorrow!
Designer: David Tlale
Education: Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
Origin: South Africa
Career highlights: Dressed Gospel Singer Yolanda Adams, British Supermodel Jourdan Dunn, showed at Paris Couture Fashion Week, featured in numerous SA fashion publications including Elle Magazine.
Signature: Still dramatic but more refined in a "toned down drama meets elegance" way.
Ladybrille Celebs that would Rock Tlale Designs: Liv Tyler, Ann Hathaway.
Click to buy tickets to David Tlale's show at Arise Fashion Week set for June 12th, 2009.