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6th Time’s the Charm! South Africa’s David Tlale’s Showcase at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York 2015

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York started a few days ago and we were super-excited to find that South African designer David Tlale would be showcasing his 6th Solo Season in a row at the high fashion event.

Being one of the only African designers present, David had a lot to represent and we were not disappointed.

He debuted his Fall 2015 collection and of course put on a detailed show per the norm; although the showcase was absent his trademark silver Mercedes-Benz on the runway.

The collection, in true David Tlale fashion, was divided into 3 themes – one with a theme of bloack where we can see a lot of leather, sheer fabrics, feathers and gold embellishments come into play; another with a motif print that was translated into dresses, pant suits, jackets, dresses and more; and the third a neutral tone theme conveyed in silk and more fabrics.

It seemed David was giving a literal translation tot he word ‘FALL’, with haunting, deep and basic tones.

The clothes weren’t the only key aesthetic guests had their eyes on, walking the runway were models Tyson Beckford, Nkyhor Paul, Diandra Forrest, ANTM Season 1 winner Aamito Stacie Lagum and more.

See the runway showcase below;

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Hair & Makeup

In tune with the overall theme of the showcase, hair & makeup also had a sense of darkness. With attention-grabbing eyes, plane faces and bird nest-inspired hair, the female models looked deeply hollow while the men kept it simple and clean.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

 

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

7 Comments

  1. BlueEyed

    February 17, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Nice, I recognize some of the models. David is a nice soul, we met on a trip recently and he mentioned he was showing at NYFW, so so thrilled. In true fashion, this collection had some high moments. Over all good job.

  2. marlee

    February 17, 2015 at 7:25 am

    so so proud of you David, i love your clothes, cant afford them thou. i am blown away. and you beatiful too. God bless

  3. lady B

    February 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I do feel that Africa is well represented in a classy and high end fashion on this NSFW platform. Will patronise him someday :). Well done David Tlale

  4. fleur

    February 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Proud to see a beautiful African designing mind supported by world class black models. Love Me The albino anytime. What a beauty. African and proud. Beautiful blouses by the way. Sex and power embodied in the blouses

  5. rose aiello

    February 17, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    wow, you blew me away this time, which I was there Go David

  6. rose aiello

    February 17, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    David your collection this year blew me away wow this is awesome wish I was there.

  7. uzbekesh

    February 18, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    David you are the boss, a firm inspiration to particularly African designers. Of course non designers like me are inspired to work harder in order to be able to afford such marvels of creation. Siyabangena Bosso.

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