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.
When you think of David Tlale the brand, you think of couture. Tlales 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, mens 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."
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 - 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. 2003 -
2003 -David started working from home running a design studio.
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 DExcellence 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
2007 - Showcased at
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