If we could pick one person whose name would come up every time we talk Vodacom Durban July 2018, its award-winning designer and businessman David Tlale.
From his limited edition RED clutch bag, that Tlale released on the 18th of June in celebration of Durban July, to landing in a chopper on the day of the actual event, Tlale had a huge presence at the event this year.
‘Striking out into accessories has been an exciting new development for me and my vision is to make the individual feel and look sexier carrying this one-of-a-kind clutch bag,’ Tlale said about the launch of his RED clutch bag. For the actual event Tlale had a fashion show in collaboration with Vodacom Red, Red By David Tlale featured 10 different looks all showcasing the iconic designer’s take on the passion and power that red provokes, elevated by his signature silhouettes and dramatic showmanship.
‘Apart from the color itself, my inspiration came from a fusion of the streets – urban African living that I immerse myself in daily – and the innate lushness of Afro-futurism. The collection told 10 stories of how one feels when wearing red, the boldest of all colors,’ said Tlale about the show.
Here’s a look inside Tlale’s Durban July weekend;