Casting day: David Tlale.
Casting day: David Tlale.
Image: Supplied/Boschendal

In a first for the fashion maestro, David Tlale in partnership with Boschendal Wines revealed his A/W 20/21 collection titledClassica Icons. This was done entirely on his owned digital platforms on the evening of Monday, April 13 2020.

Recognising the global pandemic, recorded before lockdown, the virtual fashion showcase asked viewers to pledge their support by donating to the Solidarity Fund to continue the efforts to uphold South Africans throughout the crisis. 

David Tlale, 'Classica Icons'.
David Tlale, 'Classica Icons'.
Image: Supplied/Boschendal
David Tlale, 'Classica Icons'.
David Tlale, 'Classica Icons'.
Image: Supplied/Boschendal
David Tlale, 'Classica Icons'.
David Tlale, 'Classica Icons'.
Image: Supplied/Boschendal

Shirley Van Wyk, marketing manager of Boschendal Wines, one of the event’s key sponsors, says: “Boschendal is a proud supporter of African artists and Tlale’s work remains some of our favourite. Always cutting-edge, Tlale brings something new to the global fashion landscape with an aesthetic that exemplifies ‘inspired luxury’ – never ordinary and always authentic – values we treasure at Boschendal Wines.

WATCH | The full pre-recorded runway show for David Tlale's 'Classica Icons':

"We also wanted to show our appreciation to the South Africans who have practised precaution during this lockdown, presenting them with a sense of hope and endorsing one clear message: no matter where you are – inspiration can be found."

This article was paid for by Boschendal.

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