Who is Ozwald Boateng? – Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Career

Ozwald Boateng Biography

Ozwald Boateng, OBE is a British fashion designer best known for his signature take on traditional tailoring and bespoke styles.


How old is Ozwald Boateng? – Age

He is 55 years old as of 28 February 2022. He was born in 1967 in Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom.

Ozwald Boateng Family – Education

He was born in Ghana to Ghanaian immigrants. He was inspired by his father’s impeccable suits and received his first suit (a double-breasted outfit in purple mohair) from his mother when he was eight years old. He got a summer job sewing linings into suits when he was 14 years old. His girlfriend introduced him to cutting and designing when he was 16 and studying computer science at Southgate College. Using his mother’s old sewing machine, he began designing and selling to his classmates before deciding to pursue a degree in fashion and design.

Ozwald Boateng Wife

Boateng was previously married to a woman named Pascale, but the couple divorced on an unknown date. He later married Gyunel Taylor, an Azerbaijani fashion model. Before divorcing in 2009, the couple had two children, Emilia and Oscar. Emilia is a model as well.

Ozwald Boateng Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

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Ozwald Boateng Career

The success of his Paris show in 1994, mentored by Tommy Nutter, enabled Boateng to open his boutique on Vigo Street, the south end of Savile Row, in 1995. Boateng’s modern approach to menswear design helped to create a new appreciation for Savile Row and attract a younger audience. Boateng’s relocated to Savile Row in June 2002. Boateng was honored with a major 20-year retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2005.

Boateng’s new flagship store and headquarters open at No. 30 Savile Row, on the corner of Savile Row and Clifford Street, in 2008. As of November 2019, the largest store on this Mayfair street’s signs and interiors were co-designed with British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye.

As of November 2019, it is still the only Black-owned store on Savile Row, and it has been managed by Moroccan-born Bespoke manager Khalid Fakhour since 2010. Angelica Colucci joined the company in 2016 and later became the Head of Design and Productions for Ozwald Boateng.

Boateng introduced a new fragrance for women in 2003. Bespoke is made up of two different fragrance vials housed in an elongated, jewel-like bottle. Boateng merged his company’s corporate headquarters with his redesigned flagship store on Savile Row in 2007. Boateng now produces two ready-to-wear collections per year at the former Chester Barrie factory in Crewe, Cheshire, in addition to a bespoke service. Boateng has been named Creative Director of Menswear at French fashion house Givenchy by LVMH President Bernard Arnault. In a 2019 interview with Icon Mann, Boateng reveals that back then, his “challenge [was] to reinvent the French gentleman,” which he “successfully accomplished.” His first collection was shown at the Hotel de Ville in Paris in July 2004. Boateng left Givenchy following the Spring 2007 collection.

Coutts approached Boateng in 2004 about creating a new Super-Premium credit card. The Coutts “World Credit Card” is designed in Boateng’s signature imperial purple to convey a new modernity and supreme elegance.