Visible Influence: Bright Tailored Clothing

One of the greatest black fashion designers of all time, Ozwald Boateng revitalized the world of British tailoring, and took it to the world of high fashion. He was also one of the early adopters of infusing bright colors and shirting into the world of menswear, and his success with is own line led to a stint as Givenchy's creative director from 2004-2007, where he shot a well-needed dose of modernity into the label's men's collections.