Ghanian-born and London-raised trend insider Edward Enninful will develop into the primary male editor of Vogue UK, one of the vital worthwhile editions of the journal worldwide.
The previous mannequin who started styling for i-D journal the place he grew to become trend director at 19 in 1991, and stayed for greater than 20 years.
Condé Nast Worldwide chairman and chief govt Jonathan Newhouse announced Alexandra Schulman's successor this morning, calling Enninful "an influential determine within the communities of trend, Hollywood and music which form the cultural zeitgeist", including that "by advantage of his expertise and expertise, Edward is supremely ready to assume the duty of British Vogue."
Trend insider Edward Enninful with Madonna. Picture: Getty
Most lately Edward has been the style director at W journal, a part of the Conde Nast steady. He has additionally contributed to the Italian and US editions of Vogue. Edward is seen as a champion if variety within the trade and labored with the late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani on ‘The Black Challenge’ and ‘The Curvy Challenge’.
"Edward is an exceptionally proficient stylist who will little question convey an thrilling new artistic aesthetic to the journal," Shulman advised UK Vogue. "Each Vogue editor arrives with their very own vary of skills and expertise and Edward could be very recognized, revered and favored throughout the trend trade. I look ahead to discovering out his plans as quickly as potential and dealing with him over the following few months of transition in order that British Vogue continues to be the main journal on this market."
Behind the scenes at British Vogue. Picture: Getty
In October Edward was awarded an OBE, introduced by Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, for his contribution to trend. For his date Edward took supermodel Naomi Campbell.
"At this time is without doubt one of the most particular days of my life. It's great to be honoured by my nation whereas surrounded by my household and closest pals," Edward stated on the time of the honour.
Different severe candidates for the function have been Love editor Katie Grand, Jo Ellison from The Monetary Instances and Vogue UK deputy Emily Sheffield. A lot of Australian editors are additionally rumoured to have raised their fingers.
W editor Stefano Tonchi with Miranda Kerr and Edward Enninful. Picture: Getty
Edward begins as editor of Vogue UK on August .