Fashion in Motion: Ozwald Boateng

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. Celebrating 20 illustrious years in fashion, acclaimed designer Ozwald Boateng presented highlights from his distinctive menswear collection.

Self-taught, Boateng began tailoring at the age of 16 and in 1994 became the first Savile Row tailor to show during the International Menswear Collections in Paris. In 2003 he was appointed Creative Director of Menswear at Givenchy, further securing his dominant position on the world fashion stage.

He has successfully united the skills of British bespoke tailoring with his own distinctive approach to menswear design and forged a new appreciation of Savile Row. Boateng's attention to detail and finish are most clearly demonstrated in his superb tailoring, for which he has developed a stellar clientele, amongst them Jude Law, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Daniel Day Lewis.

Catwalk highlights

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Background image: Fashion in Motion: Ozwald Boateng, 2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London