Steve French Shares The Thoughtful Advice Naomi Campbell Gave Him

Steve French in Emergers 2020. Photo Credit:
Steve French in Emergers 2020. Photo Credit:

Ever since Steve French became the 11th Gucci Design Fellow, he has struck an amazing friendship with the British supermodel, Naomi Campbell.

Naomi is an iconic model who has done a lot to advance diversity in the fashion industry.

Last December, when Naomi visited Ghana as part of activities marking the climax of the Year of Return, she visited Steve at his school – Radford University.

As someone who has been in the industry for a very long time and is currently doing her best to support designers from Africa or with African descent, it is obvious that Naomi has lots of advice for those now breaking into the industry in the international arena.

When Steve French visited Naomi in her hotel room in Accra, she had important advice for him.

In an Emergers 2020 interview with, Steve French recounted the advice Naomi gave him.

“She said this industry is not the easiest but remember who you are, remember why you started and know where you’re going and don’t give up,” Steve said.

Naomi had more to say. Pretending to speak in Naomi’s voice, Steve recounted Noami telling him that “Stevie when you prosper, don’t forget Naomi”.

Watch Steve French Talk About Being A Ghanaian Designer, A Gucci Fellow & Designer For Naomi Campbell Below:


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