Pinch yourselves. Yes, he’s coming to FIT. Major charisma. A superstar in Europe with an A-list clientele, i.e., Giorgio Armani, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Seacrest, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Branson. Yes, it’s Ozwald Boateng, the British fashion designer (originally from Ghana), to share his unusual story of breaking into the mensware industry. A screening of his story “A Man’s Story,” will be shown on October 29 in Haft Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film starts at 6 p.m.
“His story is so personal, so real, of an outsider breaking into the establishment — Savile Row — the name of the street that’s renowned for menswear bespoke tailoring” (that is, traditional tailoring at the highest level). His infusions bring continents closer together. “He’ll do very strict classic menswear tailoring with an African sense of color,” says assistant dean Sass Brown. “
- Ozwald Boateng
“The film is him talking of how he lost everything and started again…It’s a great, great story, not staged,” says Brown, who had a sneak preview of the film. “He’s in back of a taxi, in his atelier, and on the red carpet. His story is relevant to everyone trying to get a foothold in their given industry, whether a design student or a business major.“
A Q&A will Mr. Boateng will follow the screening.
Come and find out how to get your own foothold!
Tickets for this event are available in the Dean’s Office, D-350, beginning October 17.
This event is open to the FIT community only.