Renowned South African designer David Tlale will headline a fashion showcase at the annual Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards. Tlale, a Ciroc brand ambassador for South Africa will be in good company as ASFA organiser, Brian Ahumuza, was recently named Ciroc brand ambassador for Uganda.
Tlale’s rise to the top begun in 2002, when he was a semi-finalist at the South African Fashion Week Elle New Talent Show Competition.
In 2003, he went on to launch his label. In 2007, Tlale was one of four young South African Fashion designers selected to present a showcase his Collection during/around Paris Couture week.
The Fashion magnet was also afforded an opportunity to design and produce South African Express Airline’s uniform.
In 2009, Tlale won ‘Designer of the Year” for his debut Spring/Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection at the Africa Fashion Week awards hosted by international super model Alek Wek.
The African Fashion International award afforded Tlale the opportunity to debut his label at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring / Summer 2010, along with three other African designers.
He also showcased during the FIFA World Cup tournament at Africa Fashion Week 2010, earning him the title “King of Fashion in SA” by the South African press.
In 2011, he closed the iconic “Nelson Mandela Bridge” in Johannesburg presenting a showcase the featured 92 models including popular South African celebrities, sports personalities and musicians walking this remarkable runway to celebrate Mandela’s 92nd birthday.
David Tlale will be the headline Fashion Designer, at the Ciroc-sponsored ASFAs that are happening on December 9, at the Kampala Serena Hotel.