Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is currently travelling to Lagos and will be walking the runway at Arise Fashion Week suggested that its time for an African Edition of Vogue Magazine highlighting the continent`s contribution to the global fashion industry.
“There should be a Vogue Africa,” she told Reuters in an interview. “We just had Vogue Arabia – it is the next progression. It has to be,” she said, referring to the edition of the magazine aimed at a readership in the Middle East that launched last year.
“Africa has never had the opportunity to be out there and their fabrics and their materials and their designs be accepted on the global platform … it shouldn’t be that way,” said the British-born Campbell.
The global fashion industry has been criticised by various groups for non-inclusion of black models as majority of the designers and fashion houses still prefer to work with white models
“People have come to realise it is not about the colour of your skin to define if you can do the job or not,” said the super model.