Some of you may (or may not) know that I setup the "Ozwald Boateng - Bespoke Couturier" group on Facebook last year.
Well, it has been growing steadily, with a lot of active discussions going on from fans, customers and other sartorially interested individuals.
Sometime ago I was contacted by his PR team, as they were impressed by the accurate mini-biog I had written, and invited me in to their Savile Row showroom for a little meeting. The last few months has been a to-and-fro dance of setups and cancellations on either side; but today was the day we finally were both able to commit.
It was a great meeting. We both have lots of ideas of how to develop the group. There will be some exciting developments and projects that will be announced in the coming months - both personal to Ozwald and in regards to his own company too!
Me? I was happy to get invited in and given the opportunity to access some valuable archive material. I am a fan and customer at the end of the day, so I did buy some splendid ties too. Looks will be posted very soon!
And all of this happened in my lunchbreak!
(I was wearing new shoes today, but I didn't manage to squeeze them in)
Today's Fragrance: Comme des GarÃ§ons x Monocle Hinoki no. 1 EDT