One of a Kind
THROUGH HIS DISTINCTIVE STYLE AND ORIGINALITY, TINIE TEMPAH PROVES THAT INDIVIDUALITY GOES A LONG WAY
For a guy who sings about having too much clothes in his closet that he needs to put it in his aunt’s house (“Pass Out”), Tinie Tempah (born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu) sure doesn’t mind the overflow. Primarily known for songs like “Written in the Stars” or “Girls Like,” the British singer has released three studio albums so far. His debut album “DiscOvery” has been certified double-platinum in the U.K., and is followed by “Demonstration” in 2013 and “Youth,” which was released last April.
Anyone who’s familiar with his music or has seen his music videos knows that he’s got style. Indeed, Tinie Tempah is popular for using sharp-tailored suits while mixing in lively colors and vibrant patterns together. He is also known for his love of denim jackets and heritage watches.
What is less commonly known about Tinie Tempah is that, unlike many of his peers, he rarely relies on a stylist to put together his outfits. So, we’re talking about a guy who genuinely enjoys clothes and fashion. A guy who sits side by side with top models like Oliver Cheshire and David Gandy during London Fashion Week. A guy who collaborated with Dolce & Gabbana to design an exclusive custom denim jacket for his tour.
But don’t let this fool you into thinking that he is just another stylish musician with an eye for fashion. As a matter of fact, he has mentioned that he doesn’t want to build a reputation simply for wearing other people’s clothes. He wants to make a name for himself in the fashion industry and set himself apart from other designers. To that end, he has established his own menswear line called What We Wear last January, just in time for London Collections: Men Fall/Winter 2017.
So having established a name in music and, now, in fashion, Tinie Tempah has become an inspiration for aspiring artists everywhere. Which further proves that originality and a strong identity is essential in order to be noticed.
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Top Tinie Tempah presenting his own menswear line, What We Wear, at LC:M SS’ 18 Right Wearing a Gucci trench coat while promoting his latest album, Youth