OZWALD BOATENG The thing about Oswald Boateng is that his collections always feel like the freshest thing ever to grace a runway – an astonishing truth if one considers the number of years he’s been doing this. His collections still raise skin bumps and neck hairs. Is it simply raw, raging talent? Or is it the precision of a Swiss clockwork mind that leads to the Ozwald effect? The difficulty is that every collection provides examples that argue both cases! This collection took us to the fabled city of Wakanda – but was it really Wakanda or in truth Oswald Land – A vision of an Africa so sartorially elegant, so magnetically resonant that it can only exist in the creator’s mind.