February 25, 2011


1. Other fellow front row seaters 2. The runway on the Nelson Mandela Bridge 3. White rara sashy dress 4. Skirt and pussy bow combo 5.Victorian type old school dress 6.Chanel tatoo art & Vintage brown shoes 7.Off shoulder purple dress from Sowearto.

 Nelso Mandela Bridge. 92 Models. Lights. Celebs. & The whose who of fashion, editors and bloggers alike.
David Tlale Couture.
Did it live up to expectation? Was too much weighted on 'the final show'?
Firstly, it was a 10pm for 12: 10pm.
It started some 2hours later than anticipated.
Mind you the show was shorter than the wait for it to actually start.
I, for one, have seen almost 60% of those designs but the international powerhouses such as McQueen, Viktor & Rolf etc etc...
However, I do believe that as African designers one has to showcase something more authenic and true to one self. Fashion is fashion. Agreed. And things are often copied or altered and made anew.
However, I was left craving for more. Expecting MUCH more from this collection.
There was a section inspired by swan lake (poofy white skirts, dressed, suits), spanish type clothing all flowy and floral and blacks.Great designs undoubtably not as creative as I had hoped for.
And then just as the last few models walked off the runway..
*boom bang dooof*
Think that was overstated. It should have been the perfect end to an immaculate collection however it left me with lots of questions.
Conclusion: An eventful night, however sadly, NO BANG. . .

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