Supermodel Naomi Campbell has just been lauded for her latest fashion statement at Paris Fashion Week 2020.
The beautiful Brit model sashayed down the catwalk in one of Europe’s biggest fashion capitals this week donned in something uniquely African as Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” blared from the speakers.
Walking in the Kenneth Ize show, she stunned in a dress that bore the Kenyan flag colors. A champion for African fashion, Campbell has more recently shot in Kenya in 2018 as reported by Capital Lifestyle for a Vogue Magazine cover. She has continually emphasized her love for Kenya, visiting frequently, and her most recent walk down the catwalk has seen her earn even more praise from Kenyans.
Naomi made quite the statement to support Kenneth Ize, who was one of only 3 African designers showcasing their garments at Paris Fashion Week.
According to W Magazine, Ize showed his collection for the first time at Paris Fashion Week and was supported by Imaan Hammam, who opened the show, and Campbell, who closed it.
Known for his male pieces, Lagos-born designer Ize stepped out of his comfort zone to debut something more feminine in his inaugural Paris Fashion Week showing.
It is reported that the stand-out colorful “vertical multicolored stripes, patterns, and fringe were incorporated into a collection that called to mind his mother’s church looks in West Africa.”
Ize launched his eponymous brand at Lagos Fashion Week in 2013 but took a two-year hiatus to complete a Masters in Fashion Design under the tutelage of Hussein Chalayan at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, FT reports. He had lived in the Austrian capital on and off since the age of seven when his late father, a civil servant, fled Nigeria as a political refugee.
Ize won the LVMH prize for young designers last year for his iconic designs, presenting a collection in Montreal and debuted a womenswear line with Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede at Arise Fashion Week in Lagos as well.