People To Watch | 18 September 2017

David Tlale Dazzles with TV Fashion Show

These qualities also encapsulate the essence of David Tlale, South Africa's foremost fashion designer and official friend of Mercedes-Benz South Africa.


David's fashion repertoire includes innovative designs, prestigious accolades and iconic fashion shows across global runways – who could ever forget the time he closed off the Nelson Mandela Bridge and turned it into a runway?


Now David's added television to his dazzling catalogue. The Intern SA is SABC3's new fashion reality show that follows a group of aspiring fashion designers who are competing to become David Tlale's next assistant designer. In each episode the designers tackle a challenge that's judged on creativity, originality, interpretation of the brief and quality of execution.


In its simplest form, the show is an apprenticeship programme designed to transfer additional skills to post-graduate fashion design students. David's appointed assistant designer will not only have the honour of being mentored by an industry great, but will also win a studio to the value of R250 000.


Mercedes-Benz is the official vehicle sponsor for the show – and the winner gets the keys to a brand new Mercedes-Benz.


That's something worth sharpening your scissors for!


His designs are unbeatable on the runway, but what's he like on the tarmac? Watch David Tlale do the #AMGgrowl.



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