Edward Enninful, former style director of W magazine, has just been announced as the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue, effective August 1. Enninful succeeds Alexandra Shulman, who stepped down in January after 25 years at the helm of the title.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Enninful, OBE, as editor of British Vogue effective August 1, 2017,” said Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International, in a statement. “Edward is one of the most talented and accomplished fashion editors in the world.”
Prior to his seven-year tenure at W Magazine, Enninful worked as contributing editor for Vogue US and Italia, and was responsible for the latter’s famous “Curvy Issue,” and “Black Issue,” which was so successful Condé Nast had to print an extra 40 000 copies.
Ghanaian-born and London-raised, Enninful made his first foray into fashion at the age of 16 as a model. He’s worked closely with renowned photographers Steven Meisel and Nick Knight. The newly minted editor-in-chief has also worked with Calvin Klein, Comme des Garçons, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Céline, and Lanvin.
His new appointment will make him the first male editor of British Vogue in its 100-year history, marking a new era for the magazine.