Thursday, March 15, 2012

OZWALD BOATENG set to premiere movie - A Man’s Story


The highly anticipated film of Ozwald Boateng’s life - “A MAN’S STORY” is set to be released in cinemas throughout West Africa (Nigeria/Ghana) on the 27th of July 2012, brought to screen by Okhma Global ltd.

A Man’s Story is an unprecedented and unique documentary that focuses on the dynamic force of energy, passion and colour of an A-list designer who continues to break boundaries. Tailored to Hollywood’s standard, the movie tells the intense story of a man with a dream and zeal. A superstar in his own right, Ozwald Boateng shares his singular dream to succeed, with humanity, depth and ambition rarely, if ever, documented in the fashion world.

In this biopic, Ozwald takes us on a journey to a rarefied place and to the heart of what he has spent an entire career trying to distil - what is it to be a man? Instinctual, brilliant, awed and generous, Ozwald has made a huge brand that will live beyond his years.

Over the past two decades Ozwald Boateng has reinterpreted the British art of bespoke tailoring. Traditional craftsmanship and innovation are corner-stone of the fashion brand. Ozwald Boateng’s iconic contemporary twist, vibrant colours and refined fabrics offer a unique luxury experience to men of all generations. 

With the birth of the Savile Row House in 2007 designed by world famous architect David Adjaye, Ozwald Boateng has extended his bespoke expertise to semi-bespoke, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories and luggage: an unexpected and sophisticated journey through men’s lifestyle.
True to his pioneer spirit, Ozwald Boateng consistently breaks new ground, combining fashion, design, art and architecture.

According to Ozwald..., "I have the utmost desire to bring the brand here- Lagos , Nigeria. They say in every five African, one is a Nigerian. So if you are not providing for the Nigerian market, you are in trouble...”

He also revealed his intention of starting a female line saying. “I have a 13 year old daughter who keeps insisting that I make clothes for her. So it’s something I am working on.”

“A Man’s Story” captures the dark moments of Boateng’s life and also beams into the future, and the success he has recorded as the first black designer to take over England.

The CEO of Okhma Global Ltd, Mary Ephraim states, “This movie is very inspirational. The Movie’s release will be heralded by a grand premier and a spectacular fashion display of Ozwald’s best works. We are quite excited about this.’’ The movie production has taken twelve years to come to fruition which initially had a six week plan.



ABOUT OZWALD BOATENG
Ozwald Boateng was born in London in 1968, the youngest son of Ghanaian immigrants. His father, a head teacher, wore immaculate suits and Ozwald received his own first suit at the age of five: double-breasted and in purple mohair.

At 16, Ozwald Boateng fell in love with an artist and, reluctantly helped her to make clothes for a fashion show, at the time he never taught tailoring would be part of his life.

A few years later he went, for the first time, to Savile Row, the most famous tailoring street in the world. He met by chance Tommy Nutter, who had made suits for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones: Ozwald suddenly visualized his own future, he would be a tailor.

He earnestly began working towards his goal in a studio on the Portobello Road, which he opened in 1991 at the age of 23. Over the next few years he developed his design philosophy. In 1994, he was the first tailor to present a collection on the Paris catwalk. At the end of 1994, Ozwald Boateng  opened his first store on Vigo Street, just off Savile Row, and became the youngest and first black tailor to have a store on the row.

Founded in London in 1995, Ozwald Boateng has reinterpreted the art of bespoke tailoring. Traditional craftsmanship and innovation are corner stone’s of the House. Ozwald Boateng’s iconic contemporary twist, vibrant colors and refined fabrics offer a unique luxury experience to men of all generations.

With the birth of the Savile Row House in 2007 designed by world famous architect David Adjaye, Ozwald Boateng has extended its bespoke expertise to semi-bespoke, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories and luggage: an unexpected and sophisticated journey through men’s lifestyle.

True to his pioneer spirit, Ozwald Boateng consistently breaks new ground, combining fashion, design, art and architecture.

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