Naomi Campbell is at the One Young World Summit in Hague to voice out the need for change in the fashion industry, especially for black models
Naomi Campell is one of the world’s successful models. The model, who is a host and producer of the Global Citizen Festival taking place on 2 December 2018 spoke about issues of diversity at the One Young World open forum, which took place in October 2018. Campbell, who was in South Africa in July 2018 for the launch of the festival mentioned that there is still a need for the fashion industry to include women of colour in their campaigns and on their runways.
Her talk comes in light of the fashion and beauty industry starting to open up to the diverse ways we see beauty, as Naomi says in her talk that the modeling industry is not there yet, but things are getting better.
This made me think of inspirational models who are defying the norms and encouraging others to celebrate their own, unique beauty.
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