3 Black British Menswear Designers You Should Know.
Music by: Cabaret Nocturne – Moon Invaders. Image credit: Priya Ahluwalia.
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It’s undeniable that Black British menswear designers have shaped the face of menswear as we know it today, so with that in mind here’s a rundown of 3 Black British menswear pioneers that you should know about…
First up, Priya Ahluwalia has been taking London Fashion Week by storm. She takes vintage and deadstock clothing and breathes new life into them, expertly fusing her dual Indian and Nigerian heritage into her work. Her designs have been recognised by LVMH, leading her to win this year’s joint prize.
Ozwald Boateng is another incredible menswear designer. In 2003, the designer of Ghanaian descent was the first ever Black person to head Givenchy’s design team! For almost three decades, Ozwald, who’s entirely self-taught, has helped shape the face of menswear through his expert tailoring and signature vivid colours.
On the other side of the spectrum, Cameron Williams is new on the scene, graduating from CSM this year with a stand-out final collection. His newly created brand ‘Nuba’ is named after a derogatory name given by Arab traders and settlers to generalise the Nilotic tribe of the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
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