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Why did Conde Nast Reject Vogue Africa?

July 19, 2010

Ok, what is it with fashion when it comes to black people? Apparently Condé Nast said NO to an African license of Vogue, which is such as shame.

Members of the fashion industry have worked hard to bring racial equality to the industry Naomi Sims to Naomi Campbell, Edward Enninful to Pat McGrath, then Photographer Mario Epanya had a vision to create Vogue Africa and looked into purchasing the license to Vogue Africa from Conde Nast International and was rejected.

The big question is why?

AUGUST 2010 VOGUE AFRICA by MARIO EPANYA
JULY 2010 VOGUE AFRICA by MARIO EPANYA

JUNE 2010 VOGUE AFRICA by MARIO EPANYA

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Vogue Africa Mock Covers 2010
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Shaundra permalink
    July 20, 2010 7:55 pm

    I hate playing the race card but someone has an extreme hatred for blacks and black models. Plain and simple. But at the same time blacks (I’m black) should make our own magazine. The photographer is obviously talented and there is no reason those photos should not appear on an up and coming new magazine. Unlike blacks, I don’t think it is in white peoples nature to include people outside their ethnicity and forcing them to include us isn’t fair either. It is the magazines right not to include who they don’t want to include. Fine. Let’s make our own chit and go on with the show. Thank you for posting this story.

  2. December 13, 2014 8:34 pm

    ” Unlike blacks, I don’t think it is in white peoples nature to include people outside their ethnicity ”

    How can one say that, blacks aswell as whites are made up of individuals with different “natures”.

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