Ozwald Boateng Celebrates Black Masculinity In Harlem

by MR Magazine Staff

When British designer Ozwald Boateng announced he’d be staging a fashion show about “AI,” most people assumed he was talking about artificial intelligence. But to Boateng, who presented a collection at New York City’s legendary Apollo Theater last night, AI stood for “authentic identity.” And the show’s looks left no doubt about his commitment to that ideal. The looks took West African design touches (Boateng is of Ghanaian heritage) and combined them with nods to the Harlem Renaissance. Fitting, as the Apollo is one of Harlem, and the country’s, most iconic showplaces for black culture. Read more at CNN Style.