01 December 2015

David Tlale joins the fashion catwalk for #BETXAfrica

With just 11 days to go before the BETExperience Africa opens its doors, BET (DStv channel 129) and AFI are proud to announce that South African fashion designer extraordinaire David Tlale will be showing his inspirational fashion collections at Africa’s biggest lifestyle festival(Ticketpro Dome, 12 December).

Also joiningTlaleat the BET Experience Africa will be designers Martelle Ludek, Thebe Magugu and Nthabiseng Molefe. They join previously announced designers NN Vintage (new label of Mafikizolo lead vocalist Nhlanhla Nciza), Loin Cloth & AshesTuelo Nguyuza Collectiv, KL Tsotetsi and Rich Mnisi showcasing South African design and creativity on the catwalk at the Festival.

World renowned fashion guru, David Tlale has been feted around the world thanks to a stellar career spanning more than a decade of style, elegance, opulence and magnificence.  Having etched his mark as a favourite on the South African and African fashion landscapes, Tlale is renowned for his undeniable knack for showmanship and elaborate designs that employ unpredictable fabrics, colours and textures. In 2009, he was awarded Fashion Designer of the year at the Africa Fashion Awards in Johannesburg, and later made his debut at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week with a collection entitled "Cultural Intimacy." In early 2011, Tlale presented his quintessential "Made In The City" Collection in celebration of the 92 years of Nelson Mandela’s life, sending 92 models down the longest ramp in the history of South African fashion: the Nelson Mandela Bridgein Johannesburg. In 2012, Tlale was the first South African fashion designer to showcase soloat the New York Fashion Week - a tradition he continues to the present day.

Coming to Africa for the first time in 2015, the BET Experience Africa is the ultimate lifestyle festival, providing the perfect kick off to the summer season. Taking over the TicketproDome for a non-stop, jam-packed entertainment fest, the BET Experience Africa brings together lovers of urban culture and music, wowing visitors all day long with great food, fashion, music, comedy, sport, extreme driving, sneakers and much, much more.

Inspiring, immersive and hugely entertaining, BET Experience Africa will feature stunning live performance on an outdoor Festival Stage, while stand-up routines from comedy stars will keep the audience laughing. Reserve your court-side seat for the fun-packed Celebrity Basketball Game and you could be watching top celebrities battle each other for sporting supremacy! The day will be rounded off with the BET Experience Concert, with superstar artists headlined by GRAMMY Award winning musicians Mary J Blige, Maxwell and Raphael Saadiq, alongside AKA, Young Thug, Flavour (Nigeria) and Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania).

Fashionistas will also be able to check out the hottest trends on the Sneaker scene from sneaker heads Hunting for Kicks.  For inspiration, attend one of BET’s informative and instructive Genius Talks, curated by experts and opinion formers in various fields including Fikile Mbalula, Minister for Sports & Recreation.

BET Experience Africa is promoted in partnership with Glen 21 and inspired by the BET Experience, held annually in Los Angeles.

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