It has been a few months after the news broke that Alexandra Shulman would be leaving her post at British Vogue after holding the top reign for over a quarter of a decade and the industry was rife with speculations as to who the predecessor would be. In what is considered a landmark move by the publication, Edward Enninful is named the new Editor-in-Chief. For one, this marks the first time the magazine will have its first black Editor-in-Chief.
Enninful is known as an influential figure in the industry with groundbreaking works that focus on championing diversity in fashion. He got his first stint, serving as i-D’s Fashion Director at the mere age of 19, and held his position for more than 20 years. Since then, he has moved on to W Magazine as its Creative and Fashion Director. Some of his more iconic roles included contributing to Vogue Italia’s “The Black Issue” and “The Curvy Issue” – spearheading a movement that worked towards inclusivity in the industry.
In a statement released by Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International, Jonathan Newhouse praised the visionary as “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist…By virtue of his talent and experience, Edward Enninful is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue.”