South Africa’s David Tlale to showcase at ASFAs 2016


This year’s edition of the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) is going to be massive. It’s definitely going to be bigger than the 2015 edition. Now that’s big. Most importantly, it is going to be inspirational as is the theme: Dress To Inspire. The lineup of fashion designers is leading in providing the much needed inspiration this industry needs.  Uganda’s Olivia Nanfuka of NFKA Clothing, Anita Beryl of Beryl Quoture, Nina Mirembe known for her Nina Mire bikini line and Brian Ahumuza the CEO of the awards will be showcasing. While last year we had Moise Turahirwa (Moshions) from Kigali, this year the organizers have so far announced two. Manzvat Fashion H ouse from Angola and South Africa’s multi-award winning iconic fashion designer David Tlale who will headline the designers’ showcase. Tlale’s rise to the top started in 2002, when he was a semi-finalist at the South African Fashion Week Elle New Talent Show Competition.

He launched his label a year later. In 2007, Tlale was one of four young South African Fashion designers selected to showcase his collection during Paris Couture week. In 2009, Tlale won Designer of the Year for his debut Spring/Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection at the Africa Fashion Week awards hosted by international super model Alek Wek. He has gone on to showcase at major fashion shows all over the world earning the title: King Of Fashion in SA. He was named Ciroc Brand Ambassador alongside media personality Bonang Matheba, DJ Dimplez and rapper Da Les in 2014. We cannot wait for December 9th at Serena hotel. All the action will be captured by BET A_List so bring fashion to the ASFAs and light up the red carpet!


Meet Samson Baranga aka BigSam. He is a passionate photographer, writer, blogger, biker and his passion for fashion knows no boundaries. He is also a fashion columnist in The Observer newspaper.