david tlale


Fashion week is in full swing in New York and so far one of the best shows was Mr. Tlate’s.

I have deeply rooted pride for all things African for obvious reasons, and shows like David Tlale’s Spring 2015 collection increase my admiration for all things which hail from the motherland because it proves that circumstances don’t always dictate your outcome.


If you’re a veteran reader of this blog, you know that I get excited about pretty much anything. So when I laid eyes on David’s SS 2015 collection, my first thoughts were why has he failed to receive the global recognition he deserves and… is that Tyson Beckford?!

I also love the fact that this South African designer chose to open the show  with a Congolese gospel song, one of my favorites at that! Did I sing along while watching? Ya dang right I did! Praise and worship while watching a fashion show is the best of both worlds! Won’t He do it!

Peep the show below!


shout to you T.A. for putting me on!
photo credit (1) reverseracism
photo credit (2) zimbio


  • Keiz

    September 9, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Just discovered your blog and I’m in love. Secondly, the first thing I thought when I saw the first image was “Is that Tyson Beckford?!?” I am loving this line!

    • Charlotte

      September 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

      You had the same reaction I did! I replayed the video aprox 3 times to make sure that it was Tyson! Isn’t the line great?! Thank you for taking time to comment and your sweet word regarding the blog, you made my day! xo

    • Charlotte

      September 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Listen, when they say black don’t crack! Tyson looks like his 1990 self! And yes there is always a sense of pride when it comes to Africa and its talent! Loved the entire collection.

  • Lisa a la mode

    September 9, 2014 at 9:14 am

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! This show was incredible, and i need…NEED those high waist shorts in my life. When is his Target line coming out???? Seriously, though…wouldn”t we all DIE to see African Print fashion in Target?? Yas, honey…YASSSS!!!