Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 45 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! Ghana Celebrity Watch The British-born star, who has been outspoken about the racism she has encountered in the industry, made the comments in a video to open the virus-hit Paris fashion week, which has been forced online. Wearing a T-shirt with the legend, “Phenomenally Black”, Campbell said the “time has come to build a more equitable industry with a good form of checks and balances”. The lessons of the Black Lives Matter movement must also be applied to fashion, she said. “This is a conversation that is starting now and will last as long as is needed,” she added.”It is up to us and you to start enforcing inclusion of the multitude of identities that compose our countries,” Campbell added in a message addressed to the industry’s movers and shakers. “It is more now than ever compulsory to include them in a permanent way and not a transient one.” More Articles You Would Love Winners Of Fashion Icons Industry Night & Nominees List For 2015 Main Event VIDEO & PICTURES: Watch Jidenna Celebrate Nigerian Independence & All Things Ankara Campbell, 50, has never made of secret of the prejudice she faced in her early days on the catwalk, where she was the sole black supermodel in the 1990s. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Naomi Campbell (@naomi) ‘Blonde, blue-eye girls sell’ “I may be considered one of the top models in the world, but in no way do I make the same money as any of them,” she said at the time. She was not signed by a cosmetics company until 1999. In a famously frank interview around the same time with The Guardian newspaper said that “this business is about selling, and blonde and blue-eyed girls are what sells”. “The fight for equality and diversity has been a long fight in society and in the fashion industry,” Campbell said in the video, made for the French fashion and haute couture federation, which runs Paris fashion week. “We still have a long way to go, and the time has come to collectively call the fashion world to task regarding inequality,” she added. In her call to arms Monday, Campbell quoted the late South African leader Nelson Mandela — whom she met several times and greatly admired. “He said that vision without action is merely daydreaming; but vision with action can change the world,” she added. Although Paris runway shows are hugely more visibly diverse than they were a decade ago, black designers are still few and far between. Black designers breaking through That has not stopped the American Virgil Abloh from becoming one of the hottest designers of the moment, heading up Louis Vuitton menswear as well as his own starry Off-White label. And Olivier Rousteing became the first black designer to run a major Paris house when he took over at Balmain in 2011, aged just 25. He has since put diversity at the heart of the brand. African designers are also now breaking through, with the Cameroonian creator Imane Ayissi — a former model and dancer — showing in the elite Paris couture line-up Tuesday. And Campbell walked the Paris women’s catwalk in February to support the young Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize, who was making his debut. Campbell was his “fairy godmother”, said the 29-year-old. “Naomi made this happen. She has been part of the journey since day one,” he said. This article was published via AFP Relaxnews UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSDIRECTION COLLECTION: OUT NOW!Click HereFollow us on Instagram @FashionGHANA_com | Twitter: @fashionGHANA | Facebook: Fashionghana.com To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail More For You Nigerian Brand Yahara NGR Presents The Lookbook For It’s Modest ‘RAMADAN 2023’ Collection #OOTD: Shanty Town Actress Ini Edo Serves Relentlessly In Her Jaw Dropping Medlin... Jewish Organizations Reject Kanye West’s Apology “He Needs To Do A Bit More... Pretty Sudanese Lady Goes Instantly Viral After She Puts On Blast Her Makeup... 5 Major Reasons Why Your Hair Is Breaking VIDEO: Fox News Host Jessie Watters Explains Kamala Harris’s $100M Check Is A... #BIKINIBAE: Discover Allie Redmond, The Pretty Damsel So Elegantly Serving Viral Swimwear Looks PICS: Nana Akufo Addo Hosts Kamala Harris At A State Banquet Dinner At... Kamala Harris Meets Up With Celebrities Idris Elba, Black Sherif, Sheryl Lee Ralph... Luxury At It’s Best, Take A Look At South Africa’s Amazing Sky Villa... You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.