September 22, 2016
Style Profile: Tinie Tempah
Patrick Okogwu- real name of internationally renowned multi-award winning music artist, producer and songwriter Tinie Tempah, has developed his style across the years which has led to him being on our style radar. These days aside from his fantastic and influential presence in the entertainment industry, Tinie is often recognised in the spotlight for his unique fashion sense.
Tinie’s interest in fashion has led to a collaboration with designer Maharishi that helped create his street wear brand “Disturbing London” that was exclusively stocked in Selfridges some seasons ago.
Attracting attention of the nation, the 25-year-old singer born and bred in South East London has cemented himself as a young inspirational fashion icon. Known for his refreshingly dapper approach to tailoring combined with an eccentric and fun-loving taste in prints, it’s clear to see Tinie possesses edgy original personal style.
Here at MFM we love to explore new modern looks. Therefore within todays article, we’re taking a look at some of Tinie Tempah’s statement ensembles that can be easily recreated; teamed with some excellent premium products for you to shop too.
Paying homage to his urban roots, Tinie is always photographed sporting an eclectic look compromising of clashing colours, bold prints cleverly mixing casual with more high end unique pieces. Camouflage, leopard and enlarged animal prints are amongst his favourite patterns of choice. His confidence in wearing bright colours stems from Tinie’s laidback attitude towards street wear and his contemporary take on styling.
Dressed down doesn’t mean toning it down to Tinie; his clothing ultimately speaks fashion volumes even if he’s in just a pair of sneakers and a tee.
Confidently rock casual pieces like Tinie with details that will add an interesting edge to your look. Jewellery and accessories can work in your favour; if in doubt work denim into your look.
A regular on the London style circuit and a consistent front-rower at London Collections, Tinie loves to create a statement with unexpected high fashion pieces. An avid fan of British design and workmanship, Tinie showed his on-going support at Burberry Prorsum’s show at London Collections AW14 last month wearing a signature shearling style Burberry Double Breasted coat. Completing his look with well-cut blue tailoring, a crisp white shirt and brown monk shoes; Tinie’s look was cleverly understated.
Blue, brown, white and beige go together extremely well, if you’re not a fan of fur collars try a contrast print scarf to add a contemporary twist to your formal look.
A style chameleon, Tinie is frequently photographed at award show appearances sporting his top choice of fashionable attire – the suit. Taking a fun approach to formal wear, Tinie often teams his Savile Row tailoring with an interesting pair of slip on loafers and a signature tee. Breaking down the boundaries of tradition and adding some personality to his look.
Un-afraid of wearing bright colours and mixing & matching luxurious finished jackets with plain trousers; Tinie is good at creating options making his look unique every time. Sharp and contemporary tailoring, Tinie sticks with British designers he loves and trusts with styles and cuts that work well for him. Maintaining a perfect balance of function, quality and embellishments Tinie possesses a clean-cut eccentric style that stands out for the right reasons.
Swap a shirt for a t-shirt and opt for loafers instead of brogues to give your mix-match look some individuality.
Christmas may well be over but that doesn’t mean you should keep your patterned knits in your closet. This Spring make sure you shop knitwear with personality to stand out like Tinie; look out for geometric, mixed fibres and day glow shades.
Tinie has admitted to wearing his glasses for fashion purposes only. A favourite style of his is round frames in a variety of colours and finishes, evoking a vintage and nostalgic edge to his look. A big fan of Cutler & Gross specs- they add a certain je ne sais quoi polished style to his appearance.
Whether your dressed smart or casual… take a look at some ace frames for you to get your hands on. Wearing plain glass or prescription lenses is up to you.
A fantastic fashion icon of our generation, Tinie Tempah continues to set and rework new trends selecting pieces from his favourite designer brands. Uncompromising in his brave approach to colour, prints and eye-catching high-end pieces Tinie essentially takes personal style to a new level. We cam learn a lot from assessing his styling, have fun mixing and matching garments like he does in order to create a vast range of smart options. Uniquely modern and quirky; his fashion sense will continue to evolve with the times- establishing new fashion boundaries.