Starting out in his teens sketching out daring designs of western clothing and traditional wear in Ghana; Kwame grew up sorrounded by a family who were very driven by contemporary education. He received most of his education in Technical studies and Engineering.
In his late teens he made his first journey to Britain to visit and was inspired and enthralled by the sweeping streets of Saville Row teeming with prestigious tailors and when he finally migrated to the UK to settle, he chose a prestigious college on the outskirts of Bloomsbury for his education in Fashion Design and Tailoring.
During his studies, he continued to sew and churned out several pieces which were sold to order as and when he had collated enough to place on sale. Moving into the corporate industry he spent several years designing for the George Clothing line before finally making the decision to set up his own Couture brand.
Initially designing under the acronym KGTKKT which was a youth nickname from peers who were enamoured with his tailoring skill, he eventually decided to push the boundaries to make his brand and name a household item
Kwame Koranteng Bespoke Tailoring is a direct result of that drive and ambition and as time has worn on he has gone from strength to strength.
In his own words ‘ My Drive and Passion for Bespoke Tailoring goes outside standard boundaries, lots of people already want to be famous, many men and women want to be celebrities, God has blessed me with much more than that, he has given me the ability to look at an individual and see them standing in grandeur with a suit that flows with their posture and body which oozes sophistication.
Since I began to push my fashion and design skills through my couture house, the satisfaction I have gained from seeing the end customer instead of churning out factory made items is immense and I would not swap it for anything else.
Beyond that, whenever I think I have just about had enough, I get into work and suddenly see something new emerging from a swatch and that’s it, out comes the tape measure and chalk and I am back at it again.
What’s more, I have met so many delightful people and have been inspired to go from strength to strength by the support I have had from veteran Saville Row Tailors and I will continue to be blessed with the motivation to always deliver the best.’
Kwame Koranteng is a renowned multiple award winning bespoke designer and stylist for men and women based in London. After working for George bespoke Tailors as the head designer, Kwame joined KGTKKT couture in 2009, 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 has won the Prestigious Beffta awards for three consecutive years 2013, 2014 and 2015. He also won a special honors 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. 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 award. Kwame has showcased on international platforms which include Africa fashion week Barcelona, Africa fashion week Amsterdam, The Royal fashion day London just to mention a few.
Kwame Koranteng also creates handmade gentlemen’s formal wear accessories on request. 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.
Located at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 871 525 KKBT (5528)
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