Designer Ozwald Boateng’s parents emigrated to the U.K from Ghana in the 1950’s Boateng, 52 was born in North London. He was inspired by the immaculate suits his father wore, and received his first suit from his mother at age eight.
The skirts, and dresses for women were also a nod to the trends of the Harlem Renaissance and the 1920s. It was an era when dresses were designed to allow more freedom of movement when dancing. His first collection for women showed the designers versatility and skill in designing for women. The exquisite backless dress was one of the shows stand out pieces.We also loved the traditionally tailored mens suites which complemented with a nod of Caribbean influence. It was an amazing show that presented a refreshing take on contemporary African infused design. Well done Mr. Boateng, well done.