Kenzo Releases Beautiful Celebration of Nigerian Youth With New Campaign

The fashion house enlisted a team of Black creatives to highlight the ceremonies, rituals and customs of young Igbo Nigerians in this gorgeous summer 2017 campaign.

Dominique Hobdy Apr, 27, 2017

French fashion house Kenzo is known for its colorful, expressive designs and campaigns dedicated to inclusivity and a real look at style.

With their most recent campaign featuring the always fabulous Tracee Ellis Ross, it’s no surprise that they’re keeping the momentum going with a poignant look at Nigerian culture.

To show off their newest collection, Kenzo enlisted a team of Black creatives including video director Akinola Davies Jr. and photographer Ruth Ossai, both UK-based Nigerians, and stylist Ibrahim Kamara.

Capturing young Igbo people as they celebrate various Nigerian ceremonies, festivals and rituals, the collection is a fresh and unique look at the brand’s offerings this season.

The images below celebrate three main festivals celebrated by the people of Nsukka: Onwa Eto, Onwa Ise and Onwa Esa and will be featured in Kenzo’s first quarterly publication.

Check out the highlight above and the collection below!