Naomi Campbell is working with PrettyLittleThing on an ‘intentional’ collection.
The iconic supermodel, 53, uses the capsule collection as a platform to nurture emerging fashion talent. The runway star hired up-and-coming designers for the line, which celebrates Campbell’s sense of “timeless fashion.” Victor Anate And Edvin Thompson.
“This collaboration is an extension of my commitment to creating and nurturing opportunities for young, aspiring designers,” Campbell said in a press release Monday, August 28. “In my collection it was important to recognize and include some of the amazing talent that exists. I am passionate about using my platform to create opportunities for the next generation of creatives from around the world.”
Together, Campbell, Anate — a Nigerian and Jamaican artist who “takes inspiration from romance, literature, and film — and Thompson — a New York-based creative who received the 2021 CFDA Award for American Emerging Designer of the Year — created pieces that Elegance, simplicity and avant-garde themes harmonize with each other.
The trio’s work translates into 15 “different color” looks during New York Fashion Week, including tailored jumpsuits, sequin dresses, oversized dresses and more. “They are all ideal for individuals seeking a touch of high fashion and a supermodel experience, as they all offer a blend of exclusivity and flair,” explained PrettyLittleThing in the press release.
“The show will be an electrifying fashion experience, reflecting Campbell’s ethos of innovation, glamor and empowerment,” the brand continued. “This is an opportunity not to be missed and you can follow every step live on YouTube.”
The collection launches Tuesday, September 5th on PrettyLittleThing.com.
Along with the announcement, PrettyLittleThing teased promotional images that show Campbell in a leather trench coat, a sexy croc-embossed halterneck dress and a glittery chainmail dress.
Campbell elaborated further on the project in an interview with on Wednesday, August 30 Daily women’s clothingto address the expected backlash as a result of collaborating with a fast fashion company.
“I see myself as a changemaker,” she told the publication. “As a changemaker, I thought that was a good thing. I know it’s fast fashion and people have their criticisms. I don’t deny them. But as a changemaker, I felt this was a great way to create change in the industry by giving my emerging designers recognition and showcasing them on a global platform.”