Paris cheers as Naomi Campbell walks for Nigeria's 2019 LVMH Prize nominee, Kenneth Ize

Naomi Campbell walks the runway during the Kenneth Ize show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021. Photo by Kristy Sparow
Naomi Campbell walks the runway during the Kenneth Ize show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021. Photo by Kristy Sparow

Fashion designer Kenneth, expressed that "[Naomi's] been there since day one. She's really pushed it. She's pushed it to this level that [we're] now here, in Paris." 

"And I'm going to stay here and I'm going to keep showing that," he said. 

Kenneth has made a name for himself reinterpreting traditional West African fabrics. He was inspired by his memories of going to a catholic church in Lagos with everyone in their Sunday best outfits. 

"It's the youth. My parents lived in a colonised era. I don't [consider] myself to be colonised, and now it's time to just move everything around and be free," Kenneth said after his Paris show.

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni


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