It has been announced that as of August 1st Edward Enninful OBE, will take the helm of British Vogue as the new editor in chief. Enninful is a former model, stylist and current creative and fashion director of W Magazine.
Earlier this year Alexandra Shulman, declared that after 25 years of service she will be stepping down from the role as editor in chief. However, it wasn’t until yesterday afternoon that her predecessor was announced. Shulman said, "Edward is an exceptionally talented stylist who will no doubt bring an exciting new creative aesthetic to the magazine…”
Enniful’s career thus far has been incredibly successful; he became the fashion director of I-D at just 18 years old, and has since gone on to work for Italian Vogue, Vogue, and most recently W Magazine. He has also been awarded the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, and received an OBE for his services to fashion.
The appointment of Enninful, 45, is also one for the record books, as he is the first man of colour to edit a mainstream women’s fashion magazine.
We are very excited to see the creative direction of British Vogue under the fresh hands of Edward Enninful, and wish him luck in this new position.
Words by Paris Richardson