Naomi Campbell To Launch Own Label By 2015

Super model Naomi Campbell has hinted of plans to launch her own label, and the first collection could be ready as early as 2015.

The outspoken model was speaking at a panel during Sunday’s Vogue Festival with Vogue Italia editor, Franca Sozzani.

Naomi also revealed that in addition to her busy schedule working on TV show The Face, she would be publishing two coffee table books and an anthology of nude archive images taken by Paolo Riversi.

Campbell and Sozanni spoke candidly about their work to raise awareness of using more women of colour in advertising campaigns and the fashion industry in general.

Naomi made headlines when she claimed some fashion houses were biased against the use of black models and has since been campaigning for race equality in the fashion industry.

Campbell spoke about her philanthropic work in Africa and how she was working together with Sozanni to increase awareness of models from the continent.

“This continent has been left alone for centuries, now everyone is talking about Africa – so maybe now something will happen. I don’t think I’m wasting my time,” said Sozzani. “We have to help them be comfortable in their own culture.”

“I do feel that things are changing,” said Campbell. “We have never seen so many women of colour in advertising. We didn’t start this to blame or complain, just build awareness. Keeping it fresh in people’s minds. It’s not a trend.”

The 2 day event was organised in partnership with Harrods at it took place at the South Bank Centre.

The event featured everything from live Runways and fashion masterclasses to celebrity book signings and panel discussions.

As well as the chance of watching the stars on stage, visitors were offered hair and make-up touch-ups by Burberry, Chanel, Bobbi Brown and Kérastase, and sumptuous goody bags to take home.

Participants were also treated to debates on hot topics in fashion from the recent Vogue America cover of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to determining whether someone had good taste or bad taste as well tips from getting ahead in the world of fashion.

Celebrities who participated in the event include Singer Lilly Allen, Models Jordan Dunn and Rosie Huntington- Whiteley.

All photos courtesy vogue.co.uk

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