GQ Style South Africa has launched their first issue for Autumn / Winter 2012 and asked British designer Ozwald Boateng to grace the cover. The bespoke menswear designer discusses his working philosophy of style, his vision of the African future and what it means to be human. Be sure to grab a copy if you’re able to. More looks from the spread can be found below.
Ozwald Boateng, one of Britain’s most notable designers, has had an incredible career. Things got pretty intense in 1998 when he was on the brink of bankruptcy and divorced his first wife. For the next 12 years, every day of his life was captured on video by director Varon Bonicos.
Ending in 2010 when Boateng closes London Fashion Week with the biggest menswear show in history, Bonicos is able to get behind the headlines and chart Boateng’s singular dream to succeed. Instinctive, flawed and generous, A Man’s Story goes to the very heart of what Boateng has spent an entire career trying to distil: “what it is to be a man.”
The film is out now as part of a limited theatrical release but will be available on DVD March 19th. Trailer can be found below.
London-based designer Ozwald Boateng had an exceptional showing at last week’s London Fashion Week. Though his Fall 2012 collection is not as vibrant as we’ve seen from him in season’s past, it’s still one to keep an eye on for next winter. The warm fabrics and muted tones play well together while the cuts deliver a well-crafted lineup of goods. The Japanese-inspired aesthetics blend well with the British roots of the label and make for some must-have offerings.
Taking inspiration from family safari expedition in Kenya, Savile Row designer Ozwald Boateng unveils his Spring 2012 offerings. “In a nod to an emotional journey, Boateng presents an assortment of weary travellers, pioneers and revolutionaries outfitted in looks that perfectly balance leisure and refinement.” The house’s iconic infusion of color and detailing is apparent throughout, while the collection also blends tradition with innovation. The color palette for Boateng’s vision paints a picture of the vast African landscape with Terracota and orange hues working alongside rich greens and deep indigos. (via Style Salvage)