House Of Boateng Style Come’s Out On Top
Our very own Aaron Dash, a member of the Ozwald Boateng team was spotted by one of Esquire’s photographer Andrew Meredith this week, for his unique twist on a classic style. This goes to show that Mr. Boateng chooses his team carefully…Attention to detail is a must!
Let us know what you think of Aaron’s outfit.
See Aaron’s post on Esquire.co.uk here.
See more of Ozwald Boateng and the team here.
Ozwald Boateng Awarded Honorary Degree
Ozwald Boateng was honoured to receive a prestigious award from the University Of Creative Arts this week, an Honorary Degree (Master Of Arts) for an Outstanding Contribution To The Clothing And Fashion Industries.
The day was an emotional one for Mr. Boateng, entrenched in tradition, something that really spoke to Ozwald’s belief in all that is British. Authentic attire unchanged for hundreds of years, and an age old ceremony culminating in a march fronted by an exquisitely costumed gentleman (clasping a sceptre might I add). This was quite something. A day so steeped in British culture could be compared only his experience of the Royal Wedding back in April…inspiring.
Mr. Boateng was joined by fellow recipient and much lauded Graphic Designer Vaughan Oliver to receive the coveted scroll, presented to him by Chancellor (and fashion legend), Zandra Rhodes. Among previous awardees are Bob Geldof and Alexandra Schulman (Vogue Editor), quite an accolade.
“I’m really proud to receive this honorary degree. It’s a great feeling to have your years of hard work recognised. My father was a headmaster so I know he will be very proud to see me with an academic award.
“When you’re designing collections and running a business you can get lost in your own world and forget to celebrate what you’ve achieved.
“I have been very impressed with how much the students have achieved while at the UCA and hope I can inspire them to excel in their chosen careers.”
To see more pictures of Ozwald Boateng and his movements click here.
The Dark Knight Rises First Look
Warner Bros. continue to tease us, as excitement reaches fever pitch for the final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. This newly released trailer features a glimpse of one of our favourite Ozwald Boateng customer’s, Mr. Tom Hardy, as super pumped arch-villain Bane.
For the Official The Dark Knight Rises trailer click the image above.
Harry Potter Finale Proves To Be A Smash Hit
The last in the hugely popular Harry Potter series; Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Part 2) was released last week, to much critical acclaim, the perfect end to one of the most successful movie saga’s in history. Being huge fans of the series, Ozwald and his children attended the Premiere at Trafalgar square and were not disappointed, the build up promised an explosive 2 hours and it certainly lived up to expectations.
In this the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the ‘wizarding’ world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. But we won’t spoil it for you with too many details…
Make sure you see this movie for yourself, it is particularly impressive in 3D, available at selected cinema’s.
View the official trailer here.
View full cinema listings here.
Diddy Drops In To The Store Before His UK Show
Hip-Hop mogul and Bad Boy legend Diddy managed to squeeze in a visit to Savile Row before his big UK show, and dropped in to the Ozwald Boateng Store. Whilst down at No. 30 he caught up with the man himself and got fitted out for a few suits while he was at it.
Ozwald chatted to leading men’s lifestyle website The Grooming Guide about looking good, feeling good, and his daily routine…let us know what you think!
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Tom Hardy To Star In Latest Batman Movie
After he dropped in to the store on Savile Row yesterday, we thought we’d give Mr Tom Hardy a mention and up date you on his latest work! Excitement is rising for fans of Christopher Nolan’s hugely successful first two chapters (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and filming for the latest in his adaptation of the Batman series is well underway.
Although released storylines are only rumours at this point, Nolan has already recruited a stellar cast. Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon), Michael Caine (Alfred) and Christian Bale (Batman) return along with a few new faces, most notably Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. The news that has caused the biggest stir at the House of Boateng however has to be the news that Ozwald Boateng customer and British style icon, Mr. Tom Hardy will be cast as muscle-bound super-villain ‘Bane.’
Mr. Hardy is something of a British acting heavyweight, and as well as 2010’s movie of the year Inception, he is known for his parts in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, Layer Cake, and of course his brilliant portrayal of the infamous convict Charles Bronson, in 2009. Based on the success of Nolan’s previous Batman instalments this promises to be massive, so keep your eyes peeled for more on Tom Hardy and The Dark Knight Rises. We wouldn’t want to miss it for the world.
The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2012. Click here for the official website.
Beyonce Knowles 4D Performance - Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Ozwald attended an exclusive post-Glastonbury performance at Shepherd’s Bush Empire from Beyonce Knowles on Monday, along with his (extremely excited) daughter. An outstanding show as ever, Miss Knowles wowed audiences, promoting her latest studio album ‘4’.
As expected it was a star-studded occasion, but the highlight of the night would have to be running in to Beyonce’s equally talented other half, and hip-hop legend, Mr Shawn Corey Carter. AKA Jay-Z. Ozwald and his daughter had a great chat with him whilst preparing for the show, a real gentleman. Other star guests included Tinie Tempah (a wearer of Ozwald Boateng no less), Tom Ford and Jenson Button.
With no play list she took requests for her biggest hits, interlinking with performances of her newest material. She really was on top form and shows no sign of slipping from her throne as Queen of Pop. A big thumbs up for Beyonce Knowles from the House Of Boateng.
An excellent evening had by both Daughter and Father alike!
See her Glastonbury performance on ITunes here.
Listen to Beyonce’s new album ‘4’ in full here.
Team Boateng Return From Paris Fashion Week
So, Team Boateng are finally back from their travels across Europe and Fashion Week Fever draws to a close. The Spring/Summer shows at both Milan and Paris showcased a stunning range of talent new and old, an inspiring sight to be sure.
Personal favourites for the team included Dior Homme’s graceful shapes and sombre yet striking colour palette, along with the likes of Acne in a similar vein. Louis Vuitton delivered a very wearable collection, with strong classic looks as opposed to Catwalk statements.
A sure-fire winner for us had to be the works of Mr. Giorgio Armani. Prints are a big story for next Spring’s menswear, but when Giorgio Armani titled his new collection Printwear, it was never going to mean a world of flowers or ikat or any of the other ideas that have already presented themselves for 2012. Subtle geometry was Armani’s concession to the coming trend, like the check on a sweater that quietly dissolved into ombré, or the zigzags and houndstooths fading out on a cotton shirt and pants so light they were almost gauzy.
All in all it was a fantastic week, only leaving the team even more excited about future Ozwald Boateng collections in the pipeline. But for that you will have to wait and see…
Click here to see more on Milan and Paris Fashion Week via Style.com
Click here to see Ozwald Boateng talk to Giorgio Armani himself about Fashion and Tailoring on ‘Why Style Matters (BBC4)’