The upscale clothing featured dramatic ruffled gowns, pastel hues, lightweight fabrics and gender-bending tailoring for men that in true David Tlale’s DNA oozed glamour.
A burst of African flair was brought in the form of the layered turbans that the 15 models donned.
“The collection is purely inspired by the streets of New York. Months before I developed the collection I came to New York. I was inspired by how the city of New York has evolved and changed,” he said.
“I have not been on the stages of New York for four seasons and now coming back and showcasing in this manner was purely saying ‘We are coming back with a bang!’”
TV maven Bonang Matheba, looking like a disco diva in a sequined Emilio Pucci suit, was in attendance. Rapper Anatii also made an appearance.
The collection was showcased in two iconic New York locations – Times Square and the Highline.
“The highlight for me on the day of the showcase was seeing the David Tlale brand turn heads in New York and seeing people getting out of the cars in the rain,” Tlale said.