Ladies get ready to wear designer as Avon collaborates with internationally-renowned fashion house to offer bespoke fashion products

Ladies get ready to wear designer as I have some exciting news for you! David Tlale a very popular fashion icon on in South Africa has just collaborated with Avon to release and sell 4 iconic key fashion pieces at affordable prices and true to David Tlale quality and african colour and design. Sure to lift and compliment any outfit.

If you have not heard of David Tlale before a brief intro: David Tlale often referred to as the King of Fashion, and South Africa’s Karl Lagerfeld. Renowned for his bold designs, showmanship and penchant for drama. Tlale is a household name in South Africa. In little over 10 years, the talented couturier has gone from a young student — who admittedly didn’t know the first thing about sewing — to one of Africa’s greatest fashion designers. I will let the man speak for himself below:

Discerning Avon customers who have always yearned to adorn themselves with the most coveted designs by David Tlale are in for a treat following the announcement that the world’s fourth biggest beauty company will collaborate with the internationally-acclaimed couturier to launch a selection of items for the fashion-savvy customers.

The announcement of this ground-breaking collaboration was made to the media and celebrities in the fashion industry at a glittering ceremony held in Johannesburg. 

The partnership between Avon and Tlale is the first collaboration of its kind at Avon and in the direct selling business in South Africa. In terms of the partnership, Avon customers will for the first time get an opportunity to directly purchase these sought-after accessories from their Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs or from any of the company’s digital platforms, including the Avon ON app and the Avon Store.

“Avon has a proud and illustrious history of being a company for women that has continuously used the power of beauty to change people’s lives. This partnership with an internationally renowned fashion icon gives us an opportunity to reaffirm our drive to democratize beauty for millions of our customers and to contribute meaningfully to the empowerment of our Beauty Entrepreneurs and the female economy. We are looking forward to continuing to harness our expansive footprint and the power of our brand to make a positive difference in the lives of those we touch,” says Mafahle Mareletse, Managing Director of Avon Justine South Africa.

The items that will be available for purchase in the inaugural collection include a scarf, a tote bag, a sling bag and a pair of sunglasses. Avon’s digital and e-commerce platforms have been enhanced to offer a seamless and pleasant customer experience. By using a digital solution known as Direct Deliveries, customers who opt to purchase online will receive their orders directly from Avon. This platform is available at http://www.avon.co.za

“This pioneering partnership is a trailblazer in Avon South Africa and it represents our ongoing efforts to offer our customers cutting-edge products that meet and exceed their expectations. Through this partnership, we are bridging the fashion divide by facilitating access to a range of chic and trendy accessories that our consumers would not ordinarily have access to. This collaboration with the beloved fashion icon gives us an opportunity to support homegrown talent and also gives expression to our quest to provide premium products to our customers without breaking the bank,” adds Mareletse.

“As a fashion house, the David Tlale brand has always sought to break the mold and associate themselves with institutions that have served as benchmarks in the fashion industry. Our partnership with Avon mirrors our aspirations of taking our brand to the next level by leveraging the ubiquity of the Avon brand and the desirability of our offerings. Avon Justine has a single-minded purpose of empowering women, and it is these values that attracted me to join forces with the company. This is a win-win partnership in which our broader base of customers will ultimately benefit,” says Tlale.

The Avon – David Tlale inaugural collection will be available for direct purchase from March 2020.

The pricing for the collection will be officially accessible to customers and Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs through the Avon brochure and digital platforms.

“We are excited to be partnering with Tlale on this venture and we are looking forward to a new chapter where we will provide our customers unmatched and bespoke offerings that are in line with our brand promise of Stand4Her. At Avon, we are unwavering in our quest to empower our Beauty Entrepreneurs and continuously explore ways of enhancing their earning opportunity. We believe that we will meaningfully augment their ability to bolster their revenue – generating capacity by giving them the opportunity to tap into the fashion-conscious and aspirational youth market,” Mareletse concludes.

This exclusive collection is available to purchase online at http://www.avon.co.za, or through a local Avon Representative from the 01 March. Early access and orders can be done at www.avon.co.za/davidtlale to also get your order delivered for free.

Influential men’s fashion retailer John Craig, launches their Spring / Summer 2018 range

I was recently invited to attend the launch of the new John Craig Summer’18 collection launch

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After walking the red carpet, indulging in canapés and signature cocktails, while feasting eyes on models dressed in both casual and smart-wear.

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The new Summer ’18 range was in full effect as  models strutted down the walk-way in our retro-nautical looks.  Think vibrant colors, coming from our v-necks, crew-necks, smart shirts and formal jackets.

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John Craig positioned itself at the center of the Summer fashion conversation.

In an effort to gain market share and reposition the company for future growth, men’s fashion retailer John Craig has completely overhauled its product range at a fashion show, launching its #JohnCraigSummer18 range to critical acclaim at the Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch on Wednesday 19 September. This new range has ignited a dialogue about what heritage truly means through relaunching its brand of more than 70 years – resulting in a positive outcome of capturing new customers and an increase in overall sales.

As testament in its longevity, John Craig has been effortlessly adapting and growing with the trends as well as the generations that it serves. The new range includes classic pieces with fierce detailing, clean yet bold colours and statement accessories to match. The #JohnCraigSummer18 man has various personalities, from being a business man, but through this collection his personal brand still associates with youthful modernity.

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Even with difficult times in the current retail landscape, the brand’s bold and brave strategy, has led to outperforming against the odds, making itself standout in an extremely competitive environment by once again taking over men’s clothes interest for the upcoming season, showcasing their indisputable ability of being industry leaders.

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“I cannot believe the success we’ve had in the past six months – it’s amazing. The credibility of the name and our heritage has been the backbone of our success,” says Managing Director, Lily Moreira. “Average spend has come down. We’ve had a decrease in prices so in essence, because of the product assortment, customers have been decreasing their basket size, but we’ve gained more new transactions
so we have grown our sales by around 20%.”

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Make sure to pop into your nearest John Craig store and shop the best in modern summer menswear.

The new range is now available in all stores:

JHB Central
Mark Park Shopping Centre,Vereeniging
Van Der Walt Street, Pretoria
Golden Walk Centre, Germiston
Boulders Shopping Centre, Midrand
Church Street, Pretoria
Vaal Mall, Vanderbilpark
West Gate Mall
Village Square, Rand Fontein
Carlton City
Evaton Plaza, Sebokeng
Forest Hill Mall, Centurion
Cradlestone Mall
Limpopo Mall, Polokwane
Joshua Door Centre, Polokwane
Tzaneng Mall, Tzaneen
Mvusuludzo Shopping Centre, Thohoyandou
Masingita Mall, Giyani
The Crossing Shopping Centre, Mokopane
Phalaborwa Mall
Mall of the North
Jane Furse Crossing
Makhado, Lois Trichard
Paledi Mall, Mankweng
Masingite, Malumulele
Lephalele Mall
Great North Road Plaza, Musina
Thavani Mall
Rustenburg Plaza
Central City Shopping Centre, Mabopane
Garankua City
Jubilee Mall
Northam Plaza
Brits Shopping Centre
Moruleng Shopping Centre
Wonderpark Shopping Centre
Soshanguwe Crossing
Bafokeng Mall
Thaba Mall, Thabazimbi
Brits Mall
Kolonnade Shopping Centre, Pretoria
Wernhil Park Shopping Centre, Windhoek
The Grove, Windhoek
Rundu Shopping Mall
Oshikango Times Square
Dunes Mall
Field Street, Durban
Boardwalk Centre, Richards Bay
Circus Triangle, Umtata
The Galleria
Hemmingways, Western Ave
Edendale Mall
Fingoland Mall, Butterworth
Metlife Mall, King Williams Town
Nonesi Mall, Queenstown
Jozini Mall
Mthatha Mall
Promenade Mall
Gugulethu Mall
Greenacres Shopping Centre
Gilwell, East London
Bloemfontein Plaza
Goldfields Mall
Phakamabile Street, Kimberley
North West Mall, Mafikeng
Oval Centre, Ladysmith
Mooi River Mall, Potchefstroom
Setsing Centre
City Mall, Klerksdorp
Vryburg Game Centre
Kathu Villiage Walk, Northern Cape
Matlosana Mall, Klerksdorp
Kuruman Mall
OK Centre, Emalahleni
Nelspruit Plaza
Groblersdal Mall
Blue Haze Centre, Hazeyview
King Senzangakhona Centre, Ulundi
Inkwazi Centre
Tubatse Mall
Kwa-Guqa Mall
Lebowakgomo Mall
Siyabuswa Mall JC
Middelburg Mall JC
Emoyeni Mall JC
Springs Mall
Alberton City
Southgate Mall
Jabulani Mall
Greenstone Shopping Centre
Maponya Mall
Pan Africa, Alexandra Junction
Tsakane Plaza
Festival Mall, Kempton Park
Northgate Shopping Centre

Randburg Square
Mall at Carnival

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