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Ozwald Boateng’s comeback via Skype

By , January 24, 2013 4:14 pm

Ozwald Boateng is making another comeback. Or at least another attempt to speak to the FIT community. (Mr. Boateng’s earlier scheduled appearance was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy’s unwanted visit.)

This time Boateng’s appearance will be virtual, digitally live from London. A Question and Answer session with Boateng via Skype will follow a screening of “A Man’s Story” — the documentary that details Boateng’s rise to Savile Row, the street renowned for menswear bespoke tailoring, and his post at Givenchy.

Hold the date: Monday February 4, 2013

Ozwald Boateng

The event is part of Prof. Joshua Williams’ “Faces and Places in Fashion” lecture series CL112.  Seating priority will be given to students enrolled in this class.

The event is open to the public. Admittance is based on first-come-first-serve available seating. Doors open 4:00 p.m. Schedule starts promptly at 4:15. Location: Katie Murphy Amphitheater on the first floor of the Pomeranz Center on the corner of 27th Street and 7th Avenue


A Boateng tweet and the thrill of anticipation

By , October 18, 2012 12:12 pm

Kris Harrington’s tweet from Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng’s itinerary: FIT October 29th

By , October 15, 2012 3:46 pm

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.

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