Edward Enninful was born in Ghana, but at a very young age, moved to Ladbroke Grove, along with his parents and five siblings.
He 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.
Text: Elena Christou
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.
Today, Edward Enninful, has been confirmed as the new editor of British Vogue. He arrives at the title from his position as fashion and creative director at W Magazine, where he has been since 2011. He will start his new role on August 1.
“Edward is an exceptionally talented stylist who will no doubt bring an exciting new creative aesthetic to the magazine,” said Shulman. “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.”
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