Thursday, July 1, 2010

STYLE NOTES: David Tlale//South Africa [Day 1, Africa Fashion Week 2010]

David Tlale's choice of a midnight showing for his "Emperor Butterfly" collection had already created quite the flutter before the first model stepped foot on the ramp. A well-known master of flamboyance with a soft spot for the sensational, his collection was filled with pomp and froth grounded in reality and wearability. Print, soft pinks, oranges and the classic black and white were infused with feathers, fringe, lace and sequin finishings, while netting and layering gave pieces the utmost volume and movement. We find Tlale's work over the years a little schizophrenic in that we never quite know what to expect, but put on a well-executed show and perspective he did, showing a broad range of options for the social butterfly with leanings towards the dramatic. 

See the entire collection here.


1 comment:

NSC Fashion Network said...

I am getting a fashion high just from your wonderful blog. Thanx so much for such wonderful coverage.

David has always been one of my favorites. His collection was full of life and drama and of course I love the feathers and the vibrant colors.