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Bold and Colourful: Kwame Koranteng marries Traditional British Bespoke tailoring with style and colour fused with the African Prints

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Kwame Koranteng is a renowned multiple award winning bespoke Tailor, stylist and fashion consultant based in London.  After working for George bespoke Tailors as the head designer, Kwame joined KGTKKT couture in 2011, which is now called Kwame Koranteng Bespoke Tailoring as the head designer and stylist. 

Kwame’s style is to blend his personal flair with the typical formal wear to create individual and unique statement pieces with attention to details and the use of bold colours. 

Kwame Koranteng also creates handmade gentlemen’s formal wear accessories on request. 

When it comes to fashion and style, Kwame treats each situation differently with a lot of attention to details, personalization and understanding of forms.   Fashion is not about knowing how to put the colours or garments together; it is about understanding the language of the garments, the rhythm of the material while putting it together. It is about knowing where the next piece goes, or understanding the body that will wear the outfit without seeing the body first. That’s how I describe fashion in my own world,” he comments. 

He adds: “Anybody can be a fashion designer, or a stylist, but to my own understanding it’s totally different. I am passionate when it comes to my work. I know I was born to compliment the body’s royalty. I love what I do, because I was born to bring out the best bold looks in individuals. As I always say, ” wear what speaks for you “. Let your clothes make the statement for you. And believing in yourself is a key to open dream doors. What makes me different is that I’m royal when it comes to my work. Always remember, there is power in a suit, don’t just wear a suit, wear one that speaks for you”

Kwame has won the Prestigious BEFFTA awards for three consecutive years 2013, 2014 and 2015. He also won a special honours award at the Diamond Special Recognition Awards 2014 for his outstanding work in tailoring, and Best Male Fashion Designer at the International Achievement Recognition Awards 2014.

In 2015 Kwame was awarded by the Ghanaian community in the UK for his contribution to the fashion industry in the U.K.  Best male fashion designer 2015 at the C A awards and best fashion designer at the Divas of colour awards 2016. 

Other awards include Best Male fashion designer at the international achievers award 2016 and Best male fashion designer at the MBE awards 2016. Kwame also won fashion industry personally of the year 2016 at the BEFFTA awards. Fashion industry Personality of the year award 2017 at the BEFFTA awards, Pride of Africa award 2018 Barcelona Fashion.

Kwame has showcased on international platforms which include Africa fashion week Barcelona, Africa fashion week Amsterdam, Africa fashion week Istanbul, Diaspora showcase Arizona The Royal fashion day London just to mention a few. 

Contact

Website: www.kwamekoranteng.com

Email: kwame@kwamekoranteng.com

Twitter: kwame_koranteng

Facebook: Kwame Koranteng Bespoke. 

Instagram : kwame_koranteng.

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