Vogue appoints first ever male editor-in-chief
Edward Enninful, former style director at W magazine, has been appointed as editor-in-chief of British Vogue, succeeding Alexandra Shulman, after 25 years in the role.
Enniful was ranked as outsider for the job and will be Vogue’s first-ever male editor-in-chief. He has a strong track record in the magazine business, and was instrumental in the transformation of W magazine, meaning expectations will be set high when it comes to his plans for the future of British Vogue.
Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse announced the news on Monday morning, calling Enninful “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist”.
Enniful is no stranger to fashion publications. In the past he has been a contributing editor at both American Vogue and Vogue Italia. Before that Ghanaian-born and London-raised Enninful began his career as a model, scouted on the tube. He moved up the ranks quickly, and at 18 he was appointed fashion director of i-D magzine, making him the youngest ever fashion director of an international title.
In 2014 Enninful was awarded the Isabella Blow award at the British Fashion Awards and two years later, he was awarded an O.B.E for services to diversity in the fashion industry.
Enninful will start his new role on August 1st.