One of the recurring themes I’ve been reading elsewhere and with some of the writers here is a very retro, very 70s look to Fall 2015. I didn’t get that until seeing David Tlale’s Fall 2015 presentation. The collection is steeped in a 70s aesthetic, in particular the brushstroke print pants suits, dresses and skirts. The satin tops with detailed folding, the adrogynous aesthetic in all black for some of the menswear, the sharp shoulders all harken to that look back. He does it to great effect when you see his long dress/gowns because they’re so different, you get the sense that he was going for a wow factor from the outset. Even when he does bring it in via a grey shimmery v-neck dress, there are metallic touches that provide a left-feeling line. He’s got the feminine form down and in mind with his gowns. The wish here is that he did more in that vein because you see flashes of brilliance in that direction, but he’s the creator and we’re the consumer – and consume we will.