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Ozwald Boateng : The dandy of Savile Row
Ozwald Boateng
The dandy of Savile Row
LVHM, September 3, 2007
Ozwald Boateng_Portrait
Ozwald Boateng_Portrait
 
Ozwald Boateng, Creative Director of Menswear at Givenchy, learned the trade in Savile Row, the fount of London’s leading tailors, and has expressed his passion for masculine elegance for the past 20 years.

What is couture? "A 20-year passion!" says Ozwald Boateng without a moment's hesitation. Born in London in 1967, he began designing clothes as a teen, selling his first collection to a shop in Covent Garden. At 17 he left his computer studies after discovering Savile Row, the home of bespoke tailoring in London. "At the time I saw this place so rich in history as a temple of formal and somewhat "dusty" elegance. That's when I met Tommy Nutter." Nutter, the star designer of "Swinging London", had been making bespoke clothes on Savile Row since the 1960s. He inspired Boateng, showing him the beauty of traditional tailoring.


Ozwald Boateng_Givenchy Men
Ozwald Boateng_Givenchy Men
 
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