Naomi Campbell is the latest fashion figure to speak out about Vogue Magazine’s lack of a presence in Africa.
“There should be a Vogue Africa,” Campbell told Reuters in an interview. “We just had Vogue Arabia – it is the next progression. It has to be.”
This past week, Campbell walked for several African designers at Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria. She used the opportunity to express support for the fashion industry in Africa and to support the continent’s diverse design talent.
“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 supermodel.
Campbell, who has always been outspoken about diversity in fashion, was recently named a contributing editor at British Vogue, under new Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful.