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KikoRomeo keeps promise to Lupita Nyong’o

KikoRomeo took the runway at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg recently. The Kenyan fashion line opened with Sanele, a model with albinism, wearing a sweatshirt with the slogan “It’s in my DNA” emblazoned on the front.

Speaking about this, head designer Ann McCreath said: “Many years ago I was challenged by Lupita Nyong’o to put people with albinism on the runway, so that they could be viewed as beautiful just like anyone else. After watching her movie ‘In My Genes’ I really wanted to contribute to the reduction of stigmatism around albinism, and tonight I have been given that opportunity.”

Oscar winner Lupita is known for championing the rights of people with albinism in Kenya. She pushed the message further through her documentary titled In My Genes.

KikoRomeo took the runway at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg recently. The Kenyan fashion line opened with Sanele, a model with albinism, wearing a sweatshirt with the slogan “It’s in my DNA” emblazoned on the front.

Speaking about this, head designer Ann McCreath said: “Many years ago I was challenged by Lupita Nyong’o to put people with albinism on the runway, so that they could be viewed as beautiful just like anyone else. After watching her movie ‘In My Genes’ I really wanted to contribute to the reduction of stigmatism around albinism, and tonight I have been given that opportunity.”

Oscar winner Lupita is known for championing the rights of people with albinism in Kenya. She pushed the message further through her documentary titled In My Genes.

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KikoRomeo on the runway (gq.co.za)

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