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David Tlale: Covid-19’s impact on the fashion design industry

Virtual fashion shows will become ‘the new normal’ following the pandemic.
David Tlale says re-defining his brand in order to remain relevant amid the global pandemic is a priority. Image: Moneyweb

As the world faces the pandemic in unified isolation, many industries have been forced to relook their models – fashion is no different. This week we speak to acclaimed fashion designer David Tlale to find out how the pandemic is affecting the people who design our clothes and to chief economist at IQ Business, Sifiso Skenjana, on how businesses operating in this space could mitigate the risk.

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Definitely not trying to troll but the facts are that this crisis has made many people who were slaves to the brand houses and what they said was relevant seriously question their relevance and whether they really add value to our lives.
Important things like comfort, warmth and whether it assists in putting food on the table have moved to front and center for many families and individuals in this brand driven generation.
Sitting at home wondering where the next paycheck is coming from and having nobody to see you wearing those super overpriced high fashion Gucci sneakers really, really makes you question why you bought them…

A whole new face mask fashion industry could develop. Not that this is new, as the wearing of face masks (long prior Covid-19) has been fashionable for some Oriental/Asian communities.

Perhaps matching masks for your favorite pets…?

https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/face-mask-culture-common-east-new-west

And older articles from around 2015 / 2014:

https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/28826/1/how-surgical-masks-became-a-fashion-statement

https://qz.com/299003/a-quick-history-of-why-asians-wear-surgical-masks-in-public/

Off-topic, been wondering how BOXING (and other contact sports) would be able to comply with ‘social distance’ during matches?

Meanwhile during a RUGBY match “Help, coach Rassie”…”
“…naughty Bismarck pulled off my face mask in the scrum!”

Who will look his personal best on the tennis court with masks on? Federer or Djokovic?

Am glad that my teenage years were long before the mask craze. I can’t imagine getting used to say Don Johnson (Miami Vice) acting while wearing face MASK! (…what a shame!)

Remember the naughty magazines like Playboy, Penthouse or the Hustler? ….at least masks would’ve been made compulsory, and less revealing! 😉

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