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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

    New York Fashion Week, baby!

    It’s been a flurry of dresses, designers and drama! Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week is a beast of all its own. But a beautiful beast nonetheless! Highlights so far include: Celebrating Valentine’s Day the Betsey Johnson Way Nothing better than falling in love with a couple of dresses on Valentine’s! Betsey Johnson embraced the day with a theme centered on “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”, as she divided her show into two parts. The first was the edgy line she calls Black Tag, which featured, obviously, a lot of black! There was also a lot of tartan, animal print leggings, and flower prints. Love the tartan come-back!…