Kenneth Ize emerges the winner of the just concluded ARISE Fashion Week 2020 with renowned global industry players impressed with the showing they variously described as stellar.
But beyond the glitz and blitz that naturally typify the annual event, a majority of the industry players also contended that with the success of this year’s edition, the initiative is certain to attract young design talents from Africa and beyond to the fore of strong global competitions.
Leading the charge was United States Artistic Director and Global Content Adviser of Conde Nast, popularly known as the Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, Dame Anna Wintour, who connected with the event virtually.
Introduced by supermodel and partner of Arise Fashion Week, Naomi Campbell, Wintour established with clear conviction reasons she associated with the pioneering fashion show.
The designers vying for the coveted $100,000 were judged by top-rated fashion critics and designers like Mai Atafo, Folake Coker, Abisola Kola-Daisi and Fashion Director of GQ Style Magazine, Mobolaji Dawodu among others.
Their designs were evaluated based on their creativity, quality of design, and styling. There were also music performances from Asa, Wizkid, WurlD and The Cavemen.