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Spring 2013: David Tlale






David Tlale’s spring/summer 2013 collection was a fashion lover’s feast and I am begging for a second serving!

His collection was revealed in my favorite type of show, a presentation, and with his intricate work I wouldn’t have it any other way. To me this really was not a fashion show, it was more of an art exhibit, and by the expressions on people’s faces and neighboring conversation others felt the same way. One thing I love about this collection is that his inspiration was clear, it easily understood that different cultures and geography had some sort of influence on this collection. I even felt that his choices in models added to that inspiration, having a diverse group of individuals adorned in his culturally diverse garments. His color pallet consisted of subtle earth tones (which seems to be an on-going trend for spring/summer 2013… take notes for your personal wardrobe) such as; hues of taupe, yellow, orange, coral, black, and white. Not to mention the bold prints that he used went perfectly with his color choice.

Side Bar: The models at this presentation KILLED IT! There is nothing more that I love then when attending a presentation and while I’m taking pictures the model starts serving me ‘the face’! And let me tell you, they were serving it … with a side of fabulous and a drink of fierce!  

This collection was many things; daring, inventive, complex, and powerful, amongst many other things; filled with long gowns, sexy pant suits, lace, skirts, sequin, culturally inspired, and bold print … I absolutely love it all. David Tlale is a designer of a very rare breed he brings consistency and substance to the world of fashion and I for one am a HUGE fan!


About The Author:

Chanel Cole, a recent graduate from Delaware State University, with a Bachelor of Art in Communication. She shows her dedication to the communication field by being apart of various PR organizations, working several internships, and doing freelance work. Aside from Chanel’s commitment to her profession, she has an extreme passion for the fashion industry. In addition to establishing herself as a young professional, Chanel likes, sewing, reading, traveling, and most of all spending time with loved ones.

2 Comments to “Spring 2013: David Tlale”

  1. Ashely says:

    Those garments are very eccentric they cacth the eye very easily

  2. Autumn says:

    These clothes are amazing! I like the soft pastel colors, the designs, and culture influence put into the collection.

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