British Vogue Names first Black Editor, Edward Enninful

 

British Vogue announced EDWARD ENNINFUL as the new editor of British Vogue. Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse called  Enninful “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist”, adding that “by virtue of his talent and experience, Edward is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue.”

Here’s what we leaned so far about Enninful:

  1.  Ghanaian-born Enninful spent his childhood in London where, aged 16, he was model-scouted and his fashion career began.
  2. He became acquaintanted with i-D founders Trish and Terry Jones and started assisting the publication, becoming the youngest ever fashion director for an international publication when he was promoted not long after, aged 18.
  3. His career to date has seen him work for Italian Vogue, American Vogue and most recently W Magazine, as well as consult on countless high-fashion campaigns.

Enninful arrives at the title from his position as fashion and creative director at W Magazine, where he has been since 2011. He will start his new role on August 1.

 

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