David Tlale

The David Tlale fashion brand was offi- cially launched in 2002. Since then it has become a brand that local and interna- tional celebrities and high rollers alike aspire to wear. In 2003 he was nominated Best Designer by the Sunday Times and won the 2003 SA Fashion Week Elle New Talent Competition. Two years later he was approached by Fashion House Carducci to design a women's range for the label. In 2006 he was nominated for the Marie Claire Prix D'Excellence De La Mode. 2008 seems to be another mile- stone year � David was selected along with three other designers to showcase his work at the Paris Couture Fashion Week exhibition. He was also awarded designer of the Year at SABC's Mzansi Awards, acknowledging excellence in the creative industries. David is known for his ingenuity and says there's still plenty more to come.

Lunch spot: Orient, Melrose Arch