David Tlale on his Spree Edit


SA’s leading online fashion retailer, Spree and David Tlale joined forces to bring us this year’s Spree Edit – a collection of the hottest items for Spring Summer 2016 that you can easily translate into your current wardrobe.

David's new collection for Spree embodies the qualities of the David Tlale woman: young, elegant and bold. We talk to him about the collection.

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What inspired this year’s David by David Tlale collection for Spree?

A celebration of heritage in the visually graphic adornment of traditional South African woman’s make-up known as “Letsoku” and the linguistic notion carried through this tradition (colors cobalt blue, red and white). Conveyed through the inspiration drawn from our cultural bead crafting, wood shaving and calado.

Your collections often feature dramatic fabrics and distinctive femininity – what else makes up the essence of the David Tlale brand?

Garments of impeccable quality born guaranteed from craftsmanship and conceived from meticulous stylistic research.

What key item should we be buying from David Tlale for SS16?

The Lerato-luv Dress

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What inspires you as a designer?

My journey as a “Global” fashion designer, my travels, patriotism and the conversations I encounter with interesting people.

What do you do to include South African culture and heritage into your work?

The reinvention of our cultural diversity through color, warmth and textures of our raw materials that are felt on international catwalks around the globe.

What does the future look like?

Global domination!

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