The VDT range has landed at LEGiT stores, signifying a significant fashion move in South Africa. The relationship between couture and everyday street fashion has been around since fashion's inception, but in recent years the relationship has become even more close knit, with design houses and fashion design superstars stepping into the fashion retail space and giving their input in the form of diffusion lines.
The Van Der Tlale range is a winter range infused with metallic shades, sleek dark neutrals, statement pieces in basic colours and classic, versatile pieces to elevate the tone of any outfit. Subtle embellishments and touches of faux fur and animal print for a stylish interpretation of wardrobe must haves.
The line is primarily a winter collection, featuring the must have fashion styles for the season, like coats, tunics and leggings, all form a part of the line, but they can be adapted for the warmer seasons in what David Tlale himself has termed an ‘all year round line.’ Tlale describes the range as a ready-to-wear collection that retains the essence of his brand, adding that he believes that this collaboration represents part of the evolution of the designer brand.
The key elements of the range are ‘chicness’ and ‘glamour’, two things that have formed the hallmarks of all Tlale collections. The image surrounding the line is one of sleek city sophistication with an emphasis on classic versatility – perfect for style-savvy fashionistas with one eye on their budget. What’s not to love?