IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PERFECT CUT
Ozwald Boateng the Fashion Designer of Ghanaian descency, known for his trademark twist on classic British tailor style in the streets of London. He opened his first store on Savile Row, London where he perfects a fine cut. Ozwald was inspired by the immaculate suits his father wore, and at 14 he got a summer job sewing linings into suits.mentored by Tommy Nutter and with the success of the Paris show in 1994 it enabled him to open his bouquet on Vigo street, South end of Savile Row in June 2002. In 2003 he launched a fragrance line targeted at women who were sophisticated and making moves.
Bernard Arnault, President of LVMH appointed the talented Boateng as creative director of menswear at French fashion house Givenchy. His first collection was shown in July 2004 in Paris at de Ville. After the 2007 Spring Collection he parted ways with Givenchy. Ozwald was later commissioned by John Agyekum Kufuor, president of Ghana, to design and orchestrate a show at the 9th Annual African Union Summit in 2007 held in Accra and the event coincided with 50 years of the Independence of Ghana.
Ozwald recently released his latest collection, in which he relays how a suit tells a mans story.
Added to his success, Ozwald designed and tailored costumes for films including: Hannibal, Oceans Thirteen, Tomorrow Never Dies, Sex and the City, Miami Vice and Rush Hour 3, to mention a few. The Ghainaian born designer still is well connected to his country of birth and African roots. A hard working man deserves to look and feel good, and most importantly what he wears should classify his style and taste.