Edward Enninful has been confirmed as the new editor of British Vogue. Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive, Jonathan Newhouse, announced Alexandra Shulman’s successor this morning. He called Enninful “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist,” adding that “by virtue of his talent and experience, Edward is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue.”
Enninful arrives at the title from his position as fashion and creative director at W Magazine, where he has been since 2011. His new role as the editor for vogue will be effective from August 1,2017.
Ghanaian-born Enninful, spent his childhood in London where, aged 16, he was model-scouted and his fashion career began. Not long afterwards, he made the acquaintance of i-D founders Trish and Terry Jones and started assisting the publication, becoming the youngest ever fashion director for an international publication when he was promoted not long after, aged 18. His career to date has seen him work for Italian Vogue, American Vogue and most recently W Magazine, as well as consult on countless high-fashion campaigns.