All hail the new editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful. The fashion and creative director at W Magazine will take up Alexandra Shulman’s seat on August 1 according to the announcement made this morning by the Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse.
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.”
Ghanaian-born Enninful’s journey in fashion began when he was model-scouted in London aged 16. He soon made the acquaintance of i-D founders Trish and Terry Jones and started assisting the publication, becoming the youngest ever fashion director for an international publication when he was promoted not long after, aged 18.
In 2016, Enninful celebrated 25 years in fashion. His career to date has seen him work for Italian Vogue, American Vogue and most recently W Magazine, as well as consult on countless high-fashion campaigns.
His contribution to fashion was recognised with an OBE Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – last October.