Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng
Ozwald Boateng

Born in London in the late 1970s, Ozwald Boateng was inspired by the immaculate suits his father wore. He received his first suit at the age of five - a double-breasted in purple mohair.

Ozwald Boateng realised his creative talent after helping a friend to make clothes for a fashion show and receiving praise for his work. He sold his first collection to a menswear shop in Covent Garden and opened his first studio on the Portobello Road in 1991.