Inspired by the androgyny of workwear, designer Kenneth Ize is best known for his signature handwoven checks. You will easily find more than seven colours on his jackets. In love with the traditional Nigerian fabric known as asoke, Kenneth employs a small circle of weavers, with the hopes of preserving the centuries-old craft from the brink of extinction. His green and orange lace tunics are a nod to his mother, who, like many West African women, would source Viennese embroidered crepe, to make custom outfits for special occasions. Anja Aronowsky Cronberg speaks to Kenneth in Extra Extra nº16, about his exquisite transcultural fashion experiments and personal relationship to getting dressed.