Gidi gidi bu ugwu eze
(Unity is strength)
Celebrating life is very much ingrained in
the fabric of West African iconography.
In a unique project for KENZO, artists Ruth Ossai and Akinola Davies Jr showcase the Summer 2017 collection in the midst of various
celebrations within the Igbo communities of Nigeria. The festivities
center around a beauty pageant in which the young women of Nsukka support one another to develop a stage for shining a light on
their own approach to beauty and glamour.
The images will be published in the first edition of KENZO Folio, a quarterly publication devoted to highlighting recent KENZO looks.
A video about the project will also premiere in our London store and be available on KENZO.com from April 27th.