A household name and well known in South Africa, David Tlale born in the South African township of Voslorous started his venture into the couture world well before winning the Fashion Week Elle New Talent Competition in 2002. After winning, the talented 46-year-old started working from home and today has expanded his brand by opening several different studios throughout Africa.
Like most of us who are uncertain about our professional journey while in college, David started pursuing a career in auditing later realizing that it wasn’t his passion. Working hard to show his mother that designing was his passion, he later graduated from Vaal University earning a degree in Fashion Design. David soon became a well known sought designer by the who’s in the entertainment industry.
Celebrities such as Florence Kasumba often adorn the red carpet events in his creative designs. For his extraordinary masterpieces, David has been graced with various awards, such as The Icon of Hope Award, Designer of The Year, Bryanz Style Fashion Award, and The Style And Fashion Icon Achievement Award to name a few.
David Tlale – Recently, has a new collection of men’s underwear as well as the Noir Collection which is new formal footwear for men. Doing my research,
I often ponder because some designers’ designs are not practical and cannot be worn daily. However, in watching Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York 2015, David Tlale’s presentation was nothing less than extraordinary.
Written by Kiecha Lacey – Libspot Fashion Editor