A tastemaker in the rarified position of being fashionably underground and decidedly A-list, Ugo Mozie’s career has spanned the globe, and at just 22 years old, Ugo is the young, hungry, wildly talented new creative class personified.
Ugo’s fashion line Aston Mozie (debuted at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week when he was a vernal 17 years old!) has outfitted international superstars from Justin Bieber to Larry King, and his eclectic, boundary-pushing styling has been seen everywhere from the red carpet of the Academy Awards to the pages of Vogue, Elle, and GQ to such fashion-centric productions as Sex and the City 2. Aston Mozie became so quickly beloved that the Grey Lady herself featured Ugo in the New York Times Magazine on several occasions.
Now based out of LA, Ugo has expanded his creative reach beyond just styling and designing into marketing and PR and is also PR director of the iconic fashion house, Vivienne Westwood.
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Ugo on hats
“The hat is amongst the most important accessories in a well-dressed man’s wardrobe. They are one of the things that make up your first impression so it’s vital to wear one thats best for you. A hat should always be worn with confidence. The style, shape, and color of a hat all comes into consideration. Although the hat covers your head, it immediately reveals a part of your character. When finding your perfect hat, don’t be afraid of taking a risk, make it personal, and make sure its something you wouldn’t mind wearing on a daily basis. A great hat gets better with age. A hat should only enhance your appearance.
My essential hat of choice is the fedora. The Fedora hat gained most of its popularity between 1920s-1950s in America when they became widely associated with Gangsters and the prohibition. And ever since been a timeless staple in men and women’s fashion today.”
Ugo on watches
“The timepiece has come a long way from just being a tool for telling time. It’s also an emblem of your status and a powerful fashion statement. Whether you go for timeless or flashy, the watch gives an individual the chance to tell a little of his own story simply with what’s on his wrist. A watch for a man is equivalent to a women’s bag—it should represent your lifestyle, daily activities, and what you’re trying to represent.
When choosing a watch its not only important to pick one that represents who you are now, but signifies who you want to be in the future. My current watch of the moment is the Gold Rolex GMT II. It’s the perfect everyday watch that transitions easily from day to night and casual to formal.”
The watch gives an individual the chance to tell a little of his own story simply with what’s on his wrist.
Ugo on accessories
“I believe the details are most important part of a man’s look, and details all come down to the accessories. Watches, hats, jewelry, shoes, and belts can all take a simple work uniform from boring to chic. When outfitting with accessories, it’s essential to purchase items you actually connect with and will use. I say Function first, Style second. The most timeless accessories serve the most purpose, so make sure you see longevity and quality in the product you purchase.
This summer, comfort is key. Dress for yourself and dress for your environment. Let your style organically shine.”