Ghanaian-UK designer Ozwald Boateng's fashion show explores Authentic Identity
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Ghanaian-UK designer Ozwald Boateng's fashion show explores Authentic Identity

Ghanaian-British fashion designer, Ozwald Boateng, elevated the standards at his recent fashion show with his inspiring collection set in his African roots and the Harlem Renaissance.

Inspired by his African roots and the Harlem Renaissance, Ozwald Boateng, a Ghanaian-British designer featured extraordinary collection to set unmatched standards at his recent fashion event which took place at the iconic Apollo Theater.

Fitting, as the Apollo is one of Harlem, and the country's, most iconic showplaces for black culture.

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The Ghanaian-British designer presented a new collection urged by his African roots and the Harlem Renaissance.

Ozwald Boateng is famous for his great attention to details with his bespoke suits.

His first announcement of the show was themed on ‘‘Authentic Identity’’, initially abbreviated as ‘‘IA’’. And the show didn’t fail to live to it.

"We live in a time where Authentic Identity is becoming a crucial part of who we are and the journey we are on," Boateng said to CNN.

Ghanaian-UK designer Ozwald Boateng's fashion show explores Authentic Identity

Michael K. Williams walks the runway. Photo credit: JP Yim/Getty Images
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The fashion show featured diverse multi-generational crème de la crème models in fashion, music and stars in Black Hollywood including Michael K. Williams, Jidenna, Adesuwa Aighewi, Aldis Hodge, Jo-Ani Johnson and others.

Ghanaian-UK designer Ozwald Boateng's fashion show explores Authentic Identity

Rapper Jidenna walks the runway at Ozwald Boateng's Harlem show. Photo credit: JP Yim/Getty Images
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Ghanaian-UK designer Ozwald Boateng's fashion show explores Authentic Identity

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They donned Boateng's classic three-piece suits as well as silk ensembles with wax print-inspired ensembles, Ethiopian-inspired jewelry across hues of greens, blues, earth-tones, grey and white.

Unsurprisingly, the collection took Ghanaian design elements combined with nods to the Harlem Ranaissance.

Ghanaian-UK designer Ozwald Boateng's fashion show explores Authentic Identity

Ghanaian-UK designer Ozwald Boateng. Photo credit: JP Yim/Getty Images
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The show is one of many events taking place all over Harlem and the rest of New York City between 2018 and 2020 to mark the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance.

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