The British Supermodel Has Been Approached to Launch Her Own Line
There’s been buzz for quite some time about a Naomi Campbell clothing line. But recently, the supermodel has divulged that she is in talks to create a line including womenswear, accessories, lingerie, and swimwear. “I’ve been approached by a few brands to design a line for them, it’s something that interests me and I’m in negotiations,” Campbell told the Daily Mail.
For nearly three decades, Campbell has been the face of myriad designer brands. She also established Fashion for Relief in 2005, to help raise money for charitable causes. Strutting the catwalk with her signature walk, the 5’10 bronzed beauty with almond-shaped eyes and perfect cupid-bow lips, is the quintessential high-fashion model. So, it comes as no surprise to us that she is contemplating the idea of having her own line.
The London-born model started modeling at the age of 15 and became a 90’s “it” girl as part of the modeling trio known as the “Trinity,” which included American Christy Turlington and Canadian Linda Evangelista. Campbell was also the first black woman to be on the cover of French Vogue by the age of 18, and soon after, she was the first black woman featured on the covers of British Vogue and Time magazines.
Campbell then started appearing in major advertising campaigns for designers such as Ralph Lauren and Francois Nars and appearing in music videos. She was featured in “Cool As Ice,” “Miami Rhapsody,” and Michael Jackson’s “In The Closet.” In an attempt to expand her repertoire, Campbell also started acting and singing. She had one hit called “Love and Tears” from an album entitled Baby Woman. The album went on to sell a million copies. Most recently, Campbell was a judge and coach on Oxygen’s The Face, also appearing on The Face Australia and UK.
With such an expansive resume, becoming a designer was inevitable for Campbell and she credits supermodel friend Kate Moss – who started a line for Topshop in May of 2007 – as inspiration. Campbell, who has jet-set all over the world, wants a line that speaks to all women. “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.”
Despite the fact that Campbell is known to be close friends with big designers in the industry such as Azzedine Alais, Roberto Cavalli, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, it is still not clear whom she plans to partner with, nor is there a set release date. But that doesn’t stop us from being very excited to see what she has in store for us!
Photo credits: Vogue.co.uk/Fashion for Relief Tees