Edward Enninful Makes History As First Black Editor-in-Chief Of British Vogue
Today, Conde Nast has announced Edward Enninful as the new Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue. Alexandra Shulman, who is currently in the position, will be resigning after 25 years with the publication.
Enninful’s position as new Editor-in-Chief marks a huge milestone for diversity in fashion. He will be British Vogue’s first black, male Editor-in-Chief.
Enninful’s career in fashion spans more than 25 years. At the age of 16, he began modeling but quickly switched over to styling. By the time he was 18, he was appointed the Fashion Director of i-D Magazine, which made him the youngest ever fashion director at an international publication.
At the age of 22, Enninful was working for Calvin Klein on its advertising with Craig David, and has also with in collaboration for many different advertising campaigns and runway shows like, Fendi, Gucci, Comme des Garcons, Lanvin, Valentino, and so many more. Currently, Enninful is Style & Fashion Director of W Magazine.
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.”