Ghanian-Born Edward Enninful Announced as British Vogue’s New Editor

FILE PHOTO: Model Naomi Campbell (R) poses for a photograph with Baroness Amos (L) and fashion stylist Edward Enninful, after Amos received her Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, and Enninful his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Philip Toscano/Pool

In a monumental shakeup to the editorial team of British Vogue,  Vogue’s parent company Condé Nast International and its chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse announced that Ghanian-born Edward Enninful will be taking over as editor from Alexandra Shulman, effective August 1st. Edward Enninful is only the 11th editor for the British edition of Vogue, and they couldn’t have picked a better candidate, as Enninful boasts a career spanning for over 20 years. Newhouse had the following to say about Enninful taking the position:

“Enninful is an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist. By virtue of his talent and experience, Edward is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue.”

Edward Enninful has had a long and fruitful fashion career, from his humble upbringings to his current high status. After leaving Ghana for London, England at a young age, Enninful got his first taste of the fashion industry when he was scouted as a teenager to become a model. He has not looked back since.

After getting his first taste of the fashion industry, Enninful began his fashion journalism career as a fashion director with i-D Magazine at the age of 18, a position he held for quite some time. After i-D Magazine, Enninful worked as creative and fashion director for W Magazine, as well as working his way up through the ranks of Vogue’s international branches, namely, Italian Vogue and American Vogue. Enninful’s experience doesn’t stop at simply fashion journalism either, he has also acted as an advertising consultant for such major brands as Calvin Klein, Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and Armani.

This is the next step in Edward Enninful’s journey in becoming a fashion icon. It has been an extraordinary few years for Enninful, with this announcement coming hot on the heels of his bestowment of the title of OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from the British Monarchy, an occasion he described as “one of the most special days of my life.” We expect big things for Edward Enninful in the future!

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