Must Read: Naomi Campbell Asks 'Vogue' to Add African Edition, Heron Preston on His Bootleg Beginnings - Fashionista

Must Read: Naomi Campbell Asks 'Vogue' to Add African Edition, Heron Preston on His Bootleg Beginnings

Plus, MAC revealed a launch date for its Aaliyah makeup collaboration.
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Naomi Campbell. Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fashion 4 Development

Naomi Campbell. Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fashion 4 Development

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Naomi Campbell asks Vogue to add African edition
Following Naomi Campbell's runway appearances at Nigeria's Arise Fashion Week last Thursday and Friday, the supermodel said the continent lacks proper representation in fashion, urging Vogue to add an African edition. "Africa has never had the opportunity to be out there and their fabrics and their materials and their designs be accepted on the global platform ... it shouldn't be that way," Campbell told Reuters in a new interview. "People have come to realize it is not about the color of your skin to define if you can do the job or not." {Business of Fashion

Heron Preston on his bootleg beginnings and unconventional tastes 
Heron Preston got his start in fashion by ripping off Givenchy's popular Rottweiler tee, but now, it seems everyone is looking to his unconventional streetwear designs for sartorial inspiration. The designer — whose ambitious partnerships have ranged from NASA to New York City's Department of Sanitation — sat down with WWD's Aria Hughes to discuss his bootleg beginnings, his appetite for customization, his unusual collaborations, the state of streetwear and how he stays in tune with the youth through tequila-filled parties. {WWD

MAC revealed a launch date for its Aaliyah makeup collaboration
Last August, MAC announced that it would pay tribute to the late Aaliyah with a makeup collaboration that was scheduled to hit shelves this summer. And on Monday, the makeup behemoth finally revealed that the highly anticipated, fan-driven collection will drop on June 20. At present, details are scarce about the specific products that will be included in the makeup line. {Hypebae}

What's next for music merch 
Bravado — otherwise known as the the maestro of music merch — works with a slew of big-name entertainers on extending their brands beyond beyond that of just music. Led by Mat Vlasic, the company helps create deeper connections between artists and their fans through T-shirts, home decor and other categories. In an interview with WWD, Vlasic gives readers the lowdown on how he pairs designers with musical artists, how the company has benefited from the streetwear craze, what stops him from working with larger retailers and what's on the horizon for music merch. {WWD}

Bobbi Brown opens up about her latest beauty venture 
For more than 20 years, Bobbi Brown has made a killing in the cosmetic industry by selling simple, flattering makeup to those looking to feel like more confident versions of themselves. Now, the 60-year-old beauty mogul is ready for her next move: Brown is starting a lifestyle company, Beauty Evolution, as well as launching an editorial website, JustBobbi.com. The New York Times caught up with Brown at her headquarters in New Jersey to talk about starting and selling her namesake cosmetics label, navigating millennial waters, her new venture and her friendship with the Obamas. {The New York Times

How brands are betting on a blue jean revival in an athleisure-focused world 
Blue jeans are struggling to compete in a world dominated by stretchy, comfy yoga pants. But American's biggest fashion labels – from Ralph Lauren to Calvin Klein — and retailers — from J.Crew to Gap — are putting their focus on reworking denim styles to drive sales and reignite a denim craze. {Bloomberg

Aquazzura unveils plans to debut men's line and new lifestyle concept 
At a flagship store opening in Dubai, Aquazzura's creator, Edgardo Osorio, revealed that he has plans to launch a men's line and a new lifestyle concept for his footwear label. "It's going to be modern, elegant leisure," said Osorio at the event in regards to his men's wear debut. "I expect at least 50 percent will be sneakers. But sneakers you can wear to the office with a suit." In addition, he said the brand wants to launch a more "lifestyle-oriented project." While he didn't disclose details, he hinted that it may have something to do with his love of interiors and added that the first one will take place at the Palazzo in Florence. {WWD}

Comme Des Garçons announced plans to launch new brand online
At a party celebrating the opening of China's first Dover Street Market in Beijing, the store's director and Comme des Garçons chief executive officer Adrian Joffe said the Japanese fashion house is gearing up for an online launch of an entirely new brand this July. Although Joffe kept mum on the details, he did reveal that Rei Kawakubo is currently designing the website and that after the online launch, the new men's and women's collection will open in six shops worldwide. {WWD

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