David Tlale -Fashion Designer



Over the 15 years since Tlale launched his brand, South African native David Tlale has showcased his inimitable designs at all the premium fashion week platforms and etched his mark as a favorite on the South African and African fashion landscapes.


Renowned for his undeniable knack for showmanship and elaborate designs, Tlale’s work is both daring and elegant—a brand that defies convention and a brand that impenitently employs unpredictable use and understanding of fabric, color and texture. David Tlale has taken his work around the world, and partnered with a number of influential brands in South Africa.


David Tlale‘s commitment to its environment is mirrored in its vision for business and community empowerment. The immediate plan is to on local acclaim to become a top high-fashion house in South Africa before taking on a (waiting) global market. The label has been well received since its inception in 2003 and building a brand that has a strong sense of style and individuality as its signature.



Brand Vision & DNA


The exciting heritage of culturally diverse South Africa imbues our design scene with earthy originality in a globally competitive industry.

The color, warmth and textures of our raw materials are seen and felt on international catwalks as African inspiration infuses the major fashion houses. But the time has come for the wealth of resources to be married to the talent, creativity, and beauty of South African designer.


David Tlale is a home grown label that stands out from the crowds, thanks to a design elegance that challenges the clichéd and predictable. Couture that embodies beauty without pretense and shuns harshness for poise, answering the call today’s men and women for design that is young, bold, and elegant. David Tlale is undoubtedly one of Johannesburg’s most interesting clothing labels.

Dynamic in its response to local and global trends and influences, David Tlale prioritizes style coupled to expert use of fabrics. Garments of impeccable quality are born guaranteed from craftsmanship of exquisite materials, conceived from meticulous stylistic research. 



“Life is an occasion, celebrate it in style and indulgence of a David Tlale original.”