Kenneth Ize, The LVMH-Prize Finalist Redefining African Luxury

by MR Magazine Staff

Kenneth Ize’s name is on everyone’s lips. The Nigerian fashion designer and finalist for this year’s prestigious LVMH Prize, whose pieces have been worn by Naomi Campbell and Donald Glover, is giving a luxury finish to local artisanal aesthetics, rendering them desirable for high-end markets both at home and abroad. As a result, Ize has never been busier. Speaking on the phone from Lagos, he often had to pause our conversation so he could speak with those around him about ongoing projects — the photoshoot he was overseeing, the production of his most recent menswear collection, which he presented in Paris at the end of June. Laughing, Ize said his recent busyness had turned extreme multi-tasking into a way of life, which, as an emerging designer, he enthusiastically embraces. Read more at CNN Style.