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David Tlale

South Africa

Award winning and Johannesburg based Fashion Designer David Tlale is a home grown label that stands out from the crowds, thanks to a design elegance that challenges the clichéd and predictable.

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Created: 22nd Apr 2008
Modified: 22nd Apr 2008
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Fashion Designer
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Description of Work:

When you think of David Tlale the brand, you think of couture. Tlale’s unique take on couture is one that embodies beauty without pretence and shuns harshness for poise.

Dynamic in its response to local and global trends and influences, David Tlale prioritizes style coupled to expert use of fabrics. Garments of impeccable quality are born guaranteed from craftsmanship of exquisite materials, conceived from meticulous stylistic research.

Tlale also uses his fashion to attract both men and women that want their fashion to be bold yet elegant at the same time. Tlale is known throughout the fashion community for his exquisite wedding dresses, evening wear, men’s fashion, and his new line "Exodus" for both men and women. For all of his collections, Tlale's philosophy is "Life is an occasion; celebrate it in pure indulgence of elegance and style."

Biographical Information
David Tlale
(At a Glance)
Interests: Fashion Design
Place of Origin: South Africa

David received his Diploma in Fashion from Vaal University of Technology were he was appointed Technical Assistant from 1998 - 2000 and later appointed Part-time lecturer .

Profile and Awards

2002 - Was a semi finalist at South African Fashion Week Elle New Talent Show Competition.

2003 - David started working from home running a design studio.

2003 - In his young career as a fashion designer, Tlale has the experience to dress the elite in entertainment and music. He also had the privilege to dress international gospel musician Yolanda Adams.

2005 - Tlale was approached by Carducci to design Carducci woman range.

2006 - Wad nominated one of the Five Top South African designers to design the Canderel pocket sash.

2006, 31 Dec - Was voted 'Our fave schleb designer' by the Sunday Times.

2007 - Was nominated for Marie Claire Prix D’Excellence De La Mode 2006.

2007 - Was nominated to design the Lipton tea caddy.

2007 July & Oct - Selected at Audi Fashion Week by Gavin Rajah, SA Tourism & Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe in conjunction with Leisureworx to showcase with three other designers at the Paris Couture Fashion Week exhibition and also to show case a ready-to-wear collection in Paris.

2007 - Showcased at Cape Town Fashion Week.


2008 - Awarded Manzi Stat Fashion Designer

2007 - Was nominated for True Love Fashion Award

2003 - Winner of the SAFW Elle New Talent Competition

2003 - Best New Designer of the Year Sunday Times

Contact Details 011 327 2610; 083 583 2635



Garments made by appointment
Telephone: 011 327 2610
Address: Rosebank Fire station
Unit 10, Corner of Bath and Baker Avenue
, Rosebank

Sources:http://www.tonight.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=3970953 and http://www.whoswhosa.co.za/Pages/profilefull.aspx?IndID=6748

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