Gidi gidi bu ugwu eze (Unity is strength) for Kenzo | Film & Photo Series by Akinola Davies Jr and Ruth Ossai
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 were published in the first edition of KENZO Folio, a quarterly publication devoted to highlighting recent KENZO looks.
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