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    David Tlale at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week – Autumn 2014

    South African designer David Tlale brought his signature dramatic designs to New York three times before landing a solo runway show at the coveted Lincoln Centre where Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week takes place. Along the way, the designer has picked up some hard-learned lessons about what it takes to make a ripple in the waters here – and truly begin to create a market in the US of A. On Sunday, in amidst the simple wooden seating of the Pavillion, he presented his Autumn / Winter 2014 collection. “I feel like we have only just begun,” Tlale told me, shortly after Sunday’s show. “People say, ‘oh, you’re showcasing, that’s…

  • Miss N

    Tlale Taking on NYC

      One week he’s opening up a store in Sandton, the next he’s in New York taking advantage of NY Fashion Week and showing off all that makes David Tlale a unique figure on the fashion circuit, both in South Africa and internationally. Friday night at the gorgeous Pierre Hotel, David, together with four other emerging designers came together to raise awareness about the United Colors of Fashion benefit, which helps two charities, one of them being a hospice in Soweto. David’s building on the foundation he established here in 2009, when he showed at NYFW in the Arise Magazine showcase. This is the mix of collections he showed this…