Edward Enninful, a Ghanian-born magazine fashion director who moved from Africa to London as a child, has been appointed the first male editor of British Vogue.
Enninful will replace Alexandra Shulman at the helm of the influential fashion bible on August 1.
His credits as a fashion editor date back to 1991, when he was named fashion director of i-D at the age of just 19, a position he held for more than 20 years.
Congratulations to @Edward_Enninful new editor of British Vogue! This is going to shake things up.
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) April 10, 2017
Shulman announced in January that she was stepping down as editor-in-chief of British Vogue after more than 25 years in the role, saying that it was a hard to decision to quit the magazine “that I love” but that she wanted to “experience a different life”.
Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of publisher Conde Nast International, cited Enninful’s work at Italian Vogue under its late editor, Franca Sozzani, as having “attained landmark status in recent cultural history”.
He described Enninful as “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist” in an internal announcement.