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Entertainment

Web Desk
June 29, 2020

Naomi Campbell discusses impact of BLM protests on fashion and beauty industries

Entertainment

Web Desk
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Model Naomi Campbell recently discussed the impact Black Lives Matter protests will likely have on the fashion and beauty industries.

In an interview with Reuters, the model said she believed there would be more opportunities for Black people as designers, stylists and make up artists.

She said that worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering to a broader range of consumers.

“Now the whole world is on the same page. The voices are coming out now ... and I look at that with optimism that we will get our change,” she said.

The model also said companies were likely to expand their cosmetics ranges to match more skin tones.

“We spend a lot of money. We are big consumers,” said Campbell, referring to the opportunities for businesses.

Earlier this month Band-Aid, owned by Johnson & Johnson, said it would launch a range of bandages to match a variety of skin tones.

Campbell, who two years ago told Reuters that Vogue magazine should launch an African edition, also said she had “come to understand that Conde Nast are working on bringing a Vogue Africa”.

Citing conversations with people at Conde Nast, she said it was being “looked into to be developed” before the killing of George Floyd by police sparked worldwide protests. She did not provide further details.

Conde Nast said it does not comment on future business ventures but continuously works on the expansion of its brands globally.