For several months, the Karl Lagerfeld brand has been working on a collection in collaboration with Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize, which will arrive in stores and online in April 2021, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Last week the Karl Largerfeld brand published and announced the image on their profile.
Here are three reasons why we’re eagerly looking forward to the results of this partnership. The disappearance of the great designer in February 2019 has not put an end to the Karl Lagerfeld brand, which has continued to create innovative collections and intriguing new collaborations in the same spirit as its founder. So followers of the brand will be excited to see what this will result into.
For those don’t know of Kenneth Ize yet, it is only a question of time until you do. A near runner-up to South African Thebe Magugu in the 2019 LVMH Prize, Kenneth Ize was much noted for his brightly coloured optimistic creations, which turned a spotlight on craftsmanship and African textiles.
Among his customers and staunch supporters, the Nigerian designer can list such luminaries as supermodel Naomi Campbell, who strode the catwalk at his first-ever Parisian runway event in February 2020. The show caused a sensation on social networks, highlighting the public’s keen interest in the work of the young designer. No doubt the forthcoming collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld will only add to his popularity.
Kenneth Ize is distinguished for the authenticity of his creations, which are inspired by traditional African crafts and textiles from his native Nigeria. The designer notably makes extensive use of a multi-coloured striped fabric, Aso oke, which is made using a centuries-old weaving technique by the Yoruba people of West Africa.
The prospect of a collection that combines the inspiration of a rising designer with traditional hand-loomed fabrics and the Parisian chic of Karl Lagerfeld is certainly something to look forward to.
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Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week will highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market. It is committed to being a part of the growth of the industry in Ethiopia and the region by making Addis the HUB, encouraging designers, making links between buyers, manufacturers, and international media.
It will bring local and regional key industry individuals with seasoned international industry figures to discuss and share ideas and experiences on how to grow and develop the fashion and garment industry to compete in the global market.
FashionGHANA Honors & Awards are also known as #FGHA began in 2018 as a fixated awarding process in between Accra Fashion Week runway shows. The award was heavily appreciated in 2019 is had a whole day dedicated to the awards night during Accra Fashion Week. After skipping a year during the pandemic in 2020, the event returned in 2021 holding the biggest fashion awards during the year.
This edition will explore the frontiers where the growth of the sustainability movement in Africa is stunted, and entice more eco-friendly brands to shift their focus to the growing African population. Will feature spectacular collections and creative designs from different designers from Ghana and beyond who will light up the runway.
Will be the biggest combined dish of thrilling music and exciting fashion with this new opportunity that will be given to young aspiring designers.
Will feature an ALL STAR cast of crowd-pulling models, prominent politicians from the major parties (to exhibit national cohesion), and professional models.
Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
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