Supermodel Naomi Campbell has said she wants to see an African edition of the fashion bible Vogue to help highlight the continent’s contribution to the industry.
Ms Campbell, who is in Lagos, Nigeria, for Arise Fashion Week, cited the recent launch of Vogue Arabia as a precedent for the high-end magazine moving into new markets.
Speaking to news agency Reuters, she said:
There should be a Vogue Africa. We just had Vogue Arabia – it is the next progression. It has to be.
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,”
It is unclear if Conde Nast – the publishers of Vogue’s 23 global editions – share Ms Campbell’s enthusiasm.