David Tlale f/w 2013 New York Fashion Week. I don’t get how my least favourite South African designer is showing at nyfw. I have never been a fan of his basic designs but this collection was a lot better, he stepped it up a bit (photos: Ralf Collete)
Destiny Owusu’s desire to collaborate with more Africans on the international fashion scene like David Tlale.. http://afrobougee.com/destiny-owusu.html via @afrobougee @ohwawa #Isyourmelaninonfleek #afrobougee #melaninonfleek #newreligion #beinspired #whatisblack #finearts #jaime #living #superlative #moody #noir #nouveaunoir #welovethis
David Tlale, a South African fashion designer has created just what I like,
african fabrics with modern designs. His fresh designs give the modern woman
the taste of African with a graceful pinch of the east, just to tease the taste buds.
Check out his collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:
When watching American television shows or just seeing Americans talk In general about Africa, I see that Americans have this preconceived idea about what Africa is.
First of all, Africa is a continent and not a country.
You cannot fly to Africa as there are many countries in Africa.
Not everyone in Africa is poor and hungry, in fact Africa is filled with millionaires and even billionaires.
Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) is the third largest movie industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood
People in Africa don’t walk around naked or with animal carcasses around to cover themselves.
We know about the latest trends and brands.
We wear Christian Louboutin, Versace , Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and all these famous brands.
Africans also have their own fashion designers such as Thula Sindi and David Tlale from South Africa.
This preconceived idea that Hollywood has somehow indoctrinated people around the world actually makes me angry.
Africans do not ride elephants or lions to school.
They are kept in zoos and game parks and in the wild (where they belong)
We have cars. Actual cars. Mercedes Benz, BMW , Audi , Chevrolet- they are all available in Africa .
These ideas and notions that Africa is a bad place and that Africans aren’t aware of the things that go on around the world need to stop .
We are advanced
We are technological
We are pretty much just as smart or even smarter than Americans