David Tlale’s show was captivating and transcendent. Everything about it, the music, the clothes, and the perfectly choreographed runway show. He took you on a journey to Africa and showed that glamour lives there in a modern sophisticated way.
The show began with a bevy of models, led by world famous male model Tyson Beckford, all walking out together in African print garments and then dispersing all over the room in a perfectly arranged walk through. The print was made even more beautiful as it was embellished with crystals, trimmed with leather and sewn to create textural detail. It used in a number of silhouettes, shorts, pencil skirts, full skirts, blazers, vests and dresses and . These bottoms were paired with different variations of the crisp white shirt, which I loved, as they were very visually interesting, modern and elegant. They were two menswear looks that were full suits in the same print.
The next set of clothes were a departure from the previous’ color palette. They were in soft blush and rose toned fabric that followed the previous set’s silhouettes with the introduction of feather like skirts, maxi and shift dresses. The final group were in a mauve tones, burnt sienna and a holographic fabric that reflected both colors and hints of gold and rose gold.
Overall, David Tlale’s show is one of the standouts and most memorable this season. The show itself and the designs were a spectacular representation of fashion with a worldly sensibility.