Monday 19 February 2018

Stylist Edward Enninful announced as the new editor of British Vogue

Edward Enninful and Naomi Campbell attend the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Edward Enninful and Naomi Campbell attend the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Edward Enninful and Naomi Campbell attend the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kerry Washington and fashion and style director of W magazine Edward Enninful attend the 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards At Cipriani 42nd Street at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ACE Awards)
Edward Enninful (L) and Anna Dello Russo attend the Tory Burch fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tory Burch)
Laverne Cox and Edward Enninful attend The Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards at Park Hyatt New York on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for the Daily Front Row)

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Edward Enninful has been named as the new editor of British Vogue.

The 45-year-old star has gone from one of the most in demand stylists in the industry, to landing fashion’s most coveted roles.

He succeeds Alexandra Shulman in the post, who announced her departure in January after 25 years at the publication.

“By virtue of his talent and experience, Edward is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue," Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Conde Nast International, shared in a statement.

Kerry Washington and fashion and style director of W magazine Edward Enninful attend the 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards At Cipriani 42nd Street at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ACE Awards)
Kerry Washington and fashion and style director of W magazine Edward Enninful attend the 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards At Cipriani 42nd Street at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ACE Awards)

Enninful will begin as editor on 1 August. He’s already well versed in the workings of a glossy magazine, as he’s served as creative and fashion director of American magazine W since 2011. Prior to that he worked at i-D magazine and he’s also previously been a contributing editor at Italian Vogue and American Vogue.

His new appointment marks the first time British Vogue has had a male editor.

Born in Ghana, the style expert moved to Britain at a young age and grew up in London. In 2016 he received an OBE from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the fashion industry, and was joined by his close friend Naomi Campbell when he picked up the honour.

Edward Enninful (L) and Anna Dello Russo attend the Tory Burch fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tory Burch)
Edward Enninful (L) and Anna Dello Russo attend the Tory Burch fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tory Burch)

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