Look out ladies there is a new editor in town. He is tall, dark, and handsome with a dash ultimate chicness.
Edward Enninful is the first man and the first BLACK editor to take ever take on Britain’s most powerful fashion publication, British Vogue.
Mr. Enninful, a top stylist and acclaimed fashion director for America’s W magazine, who migrated to Britain from Ghana as a child, is now taking on his largest role yet.
At just 16, he became a model for the British magazine i-D after being scouted while traveling and called modeling his “baptism into fashion” according to nytimes.
Enninful was a driving force behind the “grunge” movement of the 1990s, and became a contributing editor to Italian Vogue in 1998 nytimes stated. He spearheaded the magazine’s “Black Issue,” declaring his intention to end the “white-out that dominates the catwalks and magazines.” The issue was so successful that Condé Nast printed an extra 40,000 copies.
There are a handful of notable exceptions, the fashion industry has an absence of black power players, and that had been a source of immense frustration for Mr. Enninful, who has made a considerable effort to improve things. According to nytimes, He has made headlines with accusations of racism, including after he was assigned to sit in the second row at a couture show in Paris in 2013 when white “counterparts” were in the first.
Maybe we can expect to see a change in the image of British Vogue? Can’t wait to see what Mr. Enninful has planned for the continued British Vogue success.