How Ozwald Boateng changed the world of fashion: the failure is the learning – The National

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  • Date: 23-Jun-2022
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Retail
  • Country: UAE
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How Ozwald Boateng changed the world of fashion: the failure is the learning – The National

“This is the thing about life. No matter how many successes you have — and I have had many — it’s the gratitude. You have to be grateful,” says British-Ghanaian fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.

In Dubai to launch his latest ready-to-wear capsule collection, called Black AI, with the initials standing for authentic identity, at That Concept Store in the Mall of the Emirates, Boateng could be forgiven for feeling self-satisfied. He was the first black man on Savile Row and the first tailor to show at Paris Fashion Week. He also served as the creative director for menswear at Givenchy and has been awarded an OBE.

But, now in his mid-fifties, Boateng is more philosophical about the path his life has taken.

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