Famous label of late legendary fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize for a capsule Spring/Summer collection slated to arrive in stores and online in April 2021, HighnobSociety reports.
The announcement has many celebrating and even made headlines as he is the first black designer to collaborate with the brand. Ize joins the list of Nigerians to hit huge collabs this year including British-Nigerian Mowalowa who recently bagged Yeezy Gap’s Design Director.
The 2019 LVMH Prize runner-up noted for his vibrant aso-oke creations, which focuses on African craftsmanship also shared the news on his Instagram. He wrote:
I am SO pleased to announce that I will be collaborating with @karllagerfeld to co-create the spring 2021 capsule collection. Thankful to the team who made this happen. You have no idea how much this means to me ❤️✨❤️ it is an HONOUR to be the first black designer collaborating with the brand. Karl has been an inspiration to me and it’s amazing to be in this position.
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KARL LAGERFELD proudly announces a collaboration with designer @kennethize to co-create a Spring 2021 capsule collection, featuring elements of traditional African artistry and craftsmanship. Further details will be revealed in the coming months. #KARLXKENNETH ©️Bertrand Rindoff Petroff
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