International fashion designer David Tlale to headline this year’s Music Meets Runway show
New York fashion favourite David Tlale will be the international fashion designer showcasing his designs at the prestigious event today Tuesday 22nd of December at the Eko Hotel & Suites.
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 09: Designer David Tlale walks the runway with models at the David Tlale fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
In the 13 years since Tlale launched his brand, the South African native has showcased his inimitable designs at all the premium fashion platforms and etched his mark as a favourite on the South African and African fashion landscapes.
In 2009, he was awarded Fashion Designer of the year at the Africa Fashion Awards in Johannesburg, and later made his debut at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. In 2011, the presented his Made in the City collection in celebration of the 92 years of Nelson Mandela’s life and sent 92 models down the Nelson Mandela Bridge used as a runway on what was deemed to be the longest ramp in the history of South African fashion.
The proudest moment for Tlale was being the first South African fashion designer to show case Solo at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York in September 2012. He has also received an award for Designer of the Year in the African Diaspora in New York in 2014. He has worked with many super models, including Tyson Beckford, Nykhor Paul, Oluchi, Tatum Keshwar and Millen Magese.
Since his debut on the catwalks, Tlale has been an ambassador for the “Change-4-Ever Campaign”, an initiative that aims to alleviate poverty in Southern Africa.As well as appearing at the MMR event as the international fashion designer, David will be receiving an award for his outstanding achievement in the fashion industry.
This year’s Music Meets Runway event will feature artists like Darey, Seyi Shay, Victoria Kimani, Lil Kesh, Super Star Wizkid and many more. Darey will be hosting this prestigious event!
The event will introduce the Music Meets Runway Recognition Awards, aimed at celebrating excellence in craft.