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David Tlale Presents S/S 15 With Tyson Beckford At Mercedes-Benz NYFW

South African designer David Tlale presents Spring/Summer 2015 with Tyson Beckford at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

Presenting his now third collection to be shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New YorkDavid Tlale's Spring/Summer 15 collection unveiled cohesive looks of affluent prints and patented burgundy-red off set with bold, pure white. In Tlale's words this spring collection aims to "[give]women back their power and [equip] them with a strong and confident sense of allure, without losing their essence and femininity." Led by Tyson Beckford, Tlale's army of models transitioned into looks of soft, whimsical coral-pink balancing the strength and femininity of the collection. Tlale, who has always believed in the empowerment of every woman, told Okayafrica back in February after his FW14 debut, "It’s not a particular race that wears fashion, every woman who is on the street, whether from a mass production retail to a luxury store, everyone wants to look good, everyone wants to look amazing. Everybody, every color, every race, every nation can be an icon."


Tlale launched his brand in 2003, winning the title of "Elle New Talent in South Africa" shortly after. In 2009 he was presented the award for "Designer of the Year" at Africa Fashion Week by international super model Alek Wek. This recognition allowed the brand to debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring/Summer 2010. Take a look at Tlale's latest show in the video below (with music from the Congolese Gospel Choir). For more from NYFW S/S 2015 see photos from William Okpo's "Academy Picture Day" and Africa Fashion Week.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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