I am proudly African and I wave the flag for my continent to say, we are here to stay as designers in Africa…. not just to stay but here to takeover” – South African designer, David Tlale after his NYFW debut.

Let me just start off by saying I was so ECSTATIC to see this exceptional Spring/Summer 2015 collection David Tlale revealed for thousands to see at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week. The Ankara Fabric he used was made up of papaya and deep plum hues and was paired with a bright white ruffled blouse. I personally loved his collection because the designs were very dramatic, classic but subtle at the same time. I feel that David Tlale showcasing his talent at NYFW not only displays the heritage, beauty and creativity we have in Africa but also is an inspiration for us all. It just proves that with prayer, hard work, passion and persistence anything you put your mind to is possible!

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SS15 DAVID TLALE 9/7/2014