An image from the Kenneth Ize Loom Exhibition. nmbello Studio
Nigerian fashion designer and LVMH prize finalist, Kenneth Ize, is bringing his exhibition about weaving looms, previously showcased at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) Paris in 2019, and as part of his Paris Fashion Week Men’s debut in 2020, to the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
The Kenneth Ize Loom Exhibition will run from May 22 to 24 and features a redesign of the traditional weaving loom by Ize and industrial designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello of Lagos-based nmbello Studio. It will be the first time the project has been showcased in Africa.
The exhibition’s Ghana show is presented in partnership with the African Fashion Foundation (AFF), an Accra-based, non-profit organisation led by Roberta Annan, who is also CEO of the Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC), which has long supported Ize’s work and other fashion projects on the continent.
“This is an example of the type of work that IFFAC is committed to doing where we holistically develop and catalyse the African creative segments across formal and informal sectors,” Annan said.