Naomi Campbell Reveals Plans To Launch A Clothing Line & Says Fashion Diversity Is Getting Better

Posted: Updated:
NAOMI CAMPBELL CLOTHING LINE
British model Naomi Campbell poses for photographers during a photocall at the swimming pool of the Martinez Hotel during the 29th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video,Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Campbell is promoting "The Face", which sees three international models go head-to-head in a battle to find the undiscovered face who has what it takes to front a world-renowned brand from Shine America. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Naomi Campbell took a break from laughing about Vogue's Kimye cover to announce some major news.

According to The Cut, the supermodel, who has risen to fashion icon status by rocking other people's designs, revealed while attending the British Vogue Festival on Sunday that she'll be creating her very own collection.

“I always had this feeling of, I love working with designers — I don’t want to be their competition, and maybe if I do my own line they won’t work with me anymore. Now I’ve grown up a bit more, I will be [launching a line], yes.... I will design not just for women of color, but for all. I see there’s lots of things that are not there that I feel that I’d like to have, and so I’d like to share it with everybody. So yes, I will, and hopefully one of the things will be out by 2015.”

Campbell will hopefully join the ranks of other top models who have found success designing, including Iman, Liya Kebede and Alessandra Ambrosio.

While at the festival, Campbell also opened up about the state of diversity within the fashion industry and whether she believes progress is being made.

“Yes, I do feel that things are changing," she said. “When we started this whole thing about diversity, it wasn’t just about the fashion shows — it was that the designers would then follow through and use models of color in the campaigns, which is what we’ve all wanted to see,” she said during her interview with British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman.

“And you’ve got so many — I was so happy to see this issue [British Vogue's March issue]. You’ve got Prada [featuring Cindy Bruna and Malaika Firth], you’ve got Tom Ford Beauty [featuring Betty Adewole]. I mean I’ve never seen anything like this. This shows that there is a change for the positive and we’re going in the right direction. So this issue is a treasure, because it’s the first landmark.”

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Naomi Campbell
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Naomi Campbell - Women - Online - Nelly.com

The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Naomi Campbell Allegedly ...

Naomi Campbell On Kim Kardashian's 'Vogue' Cover: Model Mocks ...

Naomi Campbell Bursts Into Laughter Over Kim and ... - Gossip Cop

Naomi Campbell Announced That She Is Not Speaking - Jezebel

Naomi Campbell Reveals The Secrets To Her Success And Her Upcoming ...

Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez's PDA-Filled Holiday; Emma Watson ...

Kimye And The #WorldsMostTalkedAbout Cover Of Vogue