Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive, Jonathan Newhouse, confirmed on Monday that the successor of Alexandra Shulman as editor of British Vogue will be Edward Enninful.
Enninful is currently the fashion and creative director at W Magazine, a position which he has held since 2011. He will start working for Vogue from 1 August.
Alexandra Shulman said: “Edward is an exceptionally talented stylist who will no doubt bring an exciting new creative aesthetic to the magazine. Every Vogue editor arrives with their own range of talents and experience and Edward is very known, respected and liked within the fashion industry. I look forward to finding out his plans as soon as possible and working with him over the next few months of transition so that British Vogue continues to be the leading magazine in this market.”
Enniful, now 45, started his career in fashion as a model at the age of 16. After meeting and assisting the founders of i-D magazine, he was promoted to fashion director two years later, becoming the youngest ever person to hold such a role for an international publication. He’s since worked for Italian Vogue and American Vogue and has consulted on many high-end fashion campaigns for brands including Calvin Klein, Gucci, Christian Dior, Mulberry, and Giorgio Armani. His work in the fashion industry was recognised with the award of an OBE in 2016.
This is the first time that British Vogue has appointed a male editor since it was founded in 1916 and Enniful is also the first black editor of any edition of Vogue, worldwide.