Congratulations to the insanely talented and inspiring Edward Enninful OBE who has been appointed editor-in-chief of British Vogue. This marks the first step of a new exciting era for the magazine. Enninful started his career at i-D magazine at 18 years old and was incidentally the youngest fashion director of an international magazine. A Condé Nast insider who understands the circuits of the media giant, Enninful has contributed to Vogue Italia since 1998 and is the mastermind behind its acclaimed 2008 Black Issue. Since 2011, Enninful had been reinvigorating one of Conde Nast’s key title, W magazine, orchestrating stories that resonated with the zeitgeist. Enninful was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to diversity in the fashion industry. The super-stylist’s aesthetic is chic and subversive, daring and cool, and will certainly shake things up at Vogue House. Condé Nast CEO Jonathan Newhouse praised Enninful, asserting he was “supremely prepared to assume the responsibility” that comes with the role while exiting editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman welcomed expressed her enthusiast saying that “Edward is an exceptionally talented stylist who will no doubt bring an exciting new creative aesthetic to the magazine”. This new position will grant him with the necessary freedom to purse his vision to the fullest, and by doing so he will continue to inspire young people around the world. It is also the first time a man is holding the editorship of British Vogue, and we are wishing Edward Enninful the best of luck in his new role.
Words by Pierre A.M.