Kenneth Ize, a Lagos-born Vienna raised Nigerian Designer got to showcase his creation at the Paris Fashion Week 2020.
His feat has been the race of the internet in the past few days and the news just got hotter as Naomi Campbell, the super model, was seen on the runway wearing his creation.
The Austrian-Nigerian Designer created his collection inspired by the Nigerian Culture he was exposed to in his early years.
In a chat with Vogue, Kenneth talks about how he got inspired to create “fairy godmother” collection, he said
“I tried to reflect back to the time when [my family and I] were in Africa and how things changed all of a sudden when we moved to Europe, my mother stopped wearing African outfits every day, only wearing them on Sundays. On Mondays, she would go to work in corporate clothing and be a completely different person. The designer was inspired to create from and for his country using the aso-oke fabric as his muse.
Kenneth Ize is dedicated to fighting to source and produce His wears locally in Nigeria. He is one of the few constantly promoting the Nigerian culture and making us proud.