Boateng is not a name we are soon to forget. Having taken the fashion scene by storm, this British designer has an unmistable fashion style that is a classic and certain to withstand the test of time. Ozwald Boateng has taken the male fashion scene by storm not only in Britain but also in America, with his unique style of “Bespoke Fashion.” Born in Ghana but raised in London, this brilliant and fresh designer first learned the early beginning of his craft, from his seamstress mother, and a girlfriend who was cutting and designing at the time. In no time he took Savile Row in London by storm fusing a new sort of flavor into menswear. It has also been stated that his shop played a major part in the revitalization of Savile Row..
Having first gotten into the industry at the age of 16 years of age, Ozwald Boateng sold his first collection to a menswear shop. At 23 years of age he had set himself up in his first business. Today his 20 years plus experience have served him well by catapulting him to the most elite of designers. Having perfected and refined his already unique skills and taste as a tailor and designer, Boateng is known as one of the youngest tailors (as that is what he calls himself, a tailor) on Savile Row.
At one point and time Ozwald Boateng worked as Creative Director for Givenchy Menswear line. Boateng is now entering the American fashion scene with his new line of “Bespoke Couture Line.” He even had a television series on the Sundance Channel that consisted of eight episode documentary introducing and following the designer, his life, and his line of menswear to the United.States.
Ozwald Boateng may very well be the designer that brings back to America the concept of “clothes making the man.” As the generations and culture of the world change, and with the emergence of the Rap Hip-Hop culture came an entire different style of casual dress. It is nice to see a more sophisticated style of dressing return, particularly for those who are fans of such sophisticated, suave, and debonair styles.
Boateng currently has the following of the likes of Jamie Foxx, Usher, Jude Law, Will Smith, Laurence Fishburn, and others. There is something very special about the way the British tailor designs and cuts his suits. The tailoring of the clothing alone makes it stand out and is the epitome of style and class. Boateng uses lots of bold color, and exceptionally sharp lines, accentuating his unique style.
Known very well in Europe for his incredible talent, Ozwald Boateng will soon launch his “Bespoke Couture” line in America, and will be the first Savile Row tailor to open a store in America. His boutique will open this autumn 2007 on Madison Avenue in New York City. Boateng has certainly made his mark by being the first Savile Row tailor to show in the International Menswear Collection in Paris. Boateng Savile Row store is located at 1 Vigo Street, Mayfair London W1S 3HH. The phone number is 020 7734 6868.
As a woman and speaking from personal opinion I will say that there is nothing finer than a well dressed man. A man in a Boateng suit is an especially wonderful site as the clothes are incredible. On a final note, everyone wonders what the word “Bespoke” means and where it came from Research shows Bespoke simply means, made to specification. And so it is with the elegant garments that are made in The House of Boateng because they are the epitome of perfection, and most definitely made to perfection.