This morning, it was announced that W magazine’s creative and fashion director, Edward Enninful, would be the new Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue. The Ghanaian-born fashion editor will replace Alexandra Shulman, who revealed in January that she would be stepping down later this year, after 25 years at the helm. Enninful, who officially begins his role on August 1, will be the first man to steer the ship at British Vogue. His career began at the impressive age of 18, when he was appointed fashion editor of cult British style publication, i-D. Before taking up his position at W in 2011, Enninful was a frequent contributor to both American and Italian Vogue, working under the late Franca Sozzani to create groundbreaking editorials, including the “all black” issue in 2008.
Enninful has collaborated with many of the fashion world’s most visionary image-makers over the years and counts the likes of supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, and photographers Mario Sorrenti and David Sims as close friends. He was recently awarded an OBE for his many contributions to promoting diversity in British fashion. Based on his track record, Enninful is sure to give the fashion magazine an exciting and fresh perspective.