David Tlale in the streets of New York. Picture: Supplied.
Local designer, David Tlale who’s currently in New York represented Mzansi at New York Fashion Week with his showstopper street style collection. 

Tlale brought traffic to a halt when he took to the streets of New York on September 10 to unveil his latest collection - in multiple locations.

He used two iconic New York backdrops as the setting of his show; Times Square and the Highline - a former raised railway line turned park - where Bonang Matheba and Anatii were in full support as he unveiled his  “Azania” spring/summer collection. 

In the street runway show, Tlale used 15 models to express his collection’s narrative.

Stunning in "Azania" Spring/Summer by David Tlale. Picture: Supplied. 

“I always enjoy presenting the unexpected and I couldn’t think of a better place than the  streets of NYC to show my new collection which is, after all, inspired by this city, its  hustle and fast-forward bustle,” says Tlale. 

Using new fabrics without losing the silhouettes and glamour he is renowned for, the “Azania” collection was inspired by the history of Courvoisier and its French origins.

“With this collection, I speak of the glamour and energy of NYC while the textures and  colours juxtapose past with the present.  It is amazing to be back at NYFW and I’m so happy I did a street- style show and not a runway. 

"People were wondering what was happening – and that was what I loved about it. To have people come up to me and say ‘yes, honey, we love
it!’ meant the world to me,” says Tlale. 

The three Courvoisier Lumiere, David, Bonang and Anatii are expected to return t o South Africa this week.