Fashion designer Kenneth, expressed that "[Naomi's] been there since day one. She's really pushed it. She's pushed it to this level that [we're] now here, in Paris." 

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"And I'm going to stay here and I'm going to keep showing that," he said. 

Kenneth has made a name for himself reinterpreting traditional West African fabrics. He was inspired by his memories of going to a catholic church in Lagos with everyone in their Sunday best outfits. 

"It's the youth. My parents lived in a colonised era. I don't [consider] myself to be colonised, and now it's time to just move everything around and be free," Kenneth said after his Paris show.

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