Updated: Mar 29, 2020
Naomi Campbell brought her charity runway show to her hometown to raise money towards disadvantaged communities in London.
The supermodel was joined by friends and family to showcase her Spring Summer collection at the runway show which took place at the British Museum during London Fashion Week.
“ Naomi Campbell’s charity drive helps those who thought they were forgotten .” Mo Milligan.
Naomi Campbell personally set up the Fashion for Relief charity in 2005 and it has since raised millions with donations from the world’s most reputable fashion houses. It has hosted events in cities from New York to Mumbai.
The Channel 4 presenter and comedian, Mo Milligan was one of the guests at the Fashion For Relief event in London. He praised the event, saying: “Naomi Campbell’s charity drive helps those who thought they were forgotten”.
The supermodel sites Nelson Mandela as the inspiration for the charity on her website, where she writes:
“A grandfather and honourable mentor to me, Nelson Mandela was my inspiration to launch Fashion For Relief. He always said to use my voice to speak out about things that I care about, to speak up and do something. Fashion For Relief is dedicated to improving the lives of those living in adversity, by uniting the fashion industry as a force for good”.
She was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French Vogue, Russian Vogue and the September issue of American Vogue (traditionally the biggest and most important issue of the year), as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.
She has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines during her career, and has been featured in campaigns for Burberry, Prada, Versace, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino.
She has showcased the collections of top designers, such as Chanel, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Dior and Versace.
Campbell is responsible for a wide range of fundraising and charity work in South Africa and across the globe. Her charity work started alongside Nelson Mandela in 1993, he later named her ‘Honorary Granddaughter’ for her continuous activism.
Naomi Campbell executive produced the acclaimed series ‘The Face,’ in the USA, which aired on Oxygen in 2013–2014. ‘The Face’ UK launched in 2013, ‘The Face’ Australia in 2014, ‘The Face Thailand’ in 2014–2019 and ‘The Face Vietnam’ in 2016–2018. In her role as executive producer, Naomi created unique, real-life opportunities for the contestants.
Naomi Campbell continues to be a formidable, leading legend in the world of fashion, and has used her success to establish herself as an entrepreneur whilst helping others through her charity work. We salute Ms Naomi Campbell.