Proudly South African designer, David Tlale, has over the past 10 years since he launched his brand in 2003 winning the “Elle New Talent in South Africa, and being noted as the Best Designer by the Sunday Times in South Africa.
In 2005 Tlale was appointed “Head Designer for Carducci Woman” under the House of Monatic Group in Cape Town South Africa. Tlale decided to focus on growing the David Tlale movement in 2007, and was one of the 4 young South African Fashion designers to be selected to present their Couture Collection during Paris Couture week. This was the turning point for the brand where Tlale began to view his brand through the eyes of the world.
In 2008 Tlale was voted the most stylish designer at the South African Style Awards, he was also voted Mzansi’s South Africa’s Star Designer of the year. Nominated for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion and Art Awards along with many other accolades and nominations, Tlale was invited to judge the Elle New Talent competition a place where his journey in fashion began. The proudest moments of 2008 included designing a show stopper Couture master piece for British super model Jordan Dunn at the closing show for Virgin Mobile Cape-Town Fashion Week.
Tlale won ‘Designer of the Year” after show-casing his debut Spring/Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection that defied all expectations at Africa Fashion Week awards hosted by international super model Alek Wek. This Award afforded Tlale to debut his brand at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring /2010 amongst other three African designers, courtesy of African Fashion International and Arise Mag.
Contact: David Tlale
T: +27 11 614 7424
C: +27 83 583 2635
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