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Monday, February 10, 2014

#NYFW: David Tlale Fall 2014

High drama. More capes. David Tlale presented a beautiful fall 2014 collection yesterday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The first round of daywear looks had draped cape-like details that artfully embellished the wearer. The evening looks ranged from elaborately pleated skirts, draped crepe around the body and shimmering beaded embellishments.

 The dark navy, black and beige color palette seemed sedate at first, but then it highlighted the intricate construction of each outfit instead. A woman wearing David Tlale could go as conservative or as sexy as she wants. One of the most provocative looks was the sheer fluted gown with only embroidered flowers covering key points.

The ribbon/fabric rose embroidered motif was a consistent one throughout this collection. A similar motif was present in three other collections I have seen so far.  Was this a prophetic designer's dream that they all had? Or one clever textile vendor? Jeweled collars were another luxury accessory that made its way into this collection a few times.

It was a treat to see Anna Cleveland, daughter of the legendary model Pat Cleveland on this runway. You could see some of her mother's signature hand gestures as she walked. Too fabulous.

Bravo to David Tlale for bringing high glamor back to the tents.

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