By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
In a candid interview session with Arise TV, British – Jamaican Naomi reveals plans to create an African Vogue in the near future.
British-Jamaican Naomi in an interview with Arise TV during the Arise Fashion Week discussed her career and her goals for the future.
She revealed her envisioned plan to have always wanted to start an African Vogue and now that she is the contributing editor of British Vogue, we may be a step closer to making that dream a reality.
The supermodel, opened shows for Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Tiffany Amber, Kluk CGDT and Ozwald Boateng over the course of Arise Fashion Week. And also had a good time enjoying her stay in Lagos.
In the interview, Naomi shared light on the issues of the fashion industry’s lack of diversity and inclusivity, and wants change to be implemented up for it. She said that she felt Africa has not been recognized for its contributions to global fashion and called on Vogue to launch an African issue she shed light on it.
“There should be a vogue Africa,” she said “we just had vogue Arabia, it is the next progression. It has to be.” She also added that the continent has “never had the opportunity to be out there and their fabrics and their materials and their designs to be accepted on the global platform… it shouldn’t be that way.”
It has been noted that very few black designers head fashion houses or run magazines however the tides are changing very slowly with the appointment of Edward Enningful as the Editor of British Vogue and Virgil Abloh who became the first black designer to become the artistic director of menswear of Louis Vuitton and the first black man to hold such a high position in a fashion house ever.
We’ve certainly come a long way, more work needs to be done, especially considering that vogue owns editions in over 20 countries.
“People have come to realize it is not about the colour of your skin to define if you can do the job or not,” Campbell added.
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