Ghana’s Edward Enninful steps down as British Vogue editor
British Vogue is set to hire a new “head of editorial content” as Edward Enninful steps away from his dual role as European editorial director of Vogue and editor-in-chief of British Vogue next year.
The change was disclosed by the magazine yesterday, June 2 where Enninful will take on the global advisory role at Vogue, publisher Condé Nast's flagship title.
In the new position of editorial advisor to British Vogue and global creative and cultural advisor of Vogue, Enninful will "contribute to the creative and cultural success of the Vogue brand globally, while having the freedom to take on broader creative projects," he said in a memo that was published by Business of Fashion.
“This gives him more freedom to do what he does best, and what clearly brings him joy, which is the creation of beauty.
“His influence has been immense. I write for British Vogue because I found him so inspiring. His leadership in the areas of inclusivity, diversity, and sustainability – what he calls the three pillars of British Vogue – have been unmatched in any publication”.
In a memo sent to Vogue staff, Enninful said he would “continue to contribute to the creative and cultural success of the Vogue brand globally” in his newly-created job, “whilst having the freedom to take on broader creative projects”.
A head of editorial content for British Vogue will also be hired, he said, adding: “For now everything remains the same, and I’m so excited about what the future holds for us.”
Enninful thanked editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Roger Lynch, the chief executive officer of publishers Condé Nast, “for their continued support”.
Edward Enninful, 51, will be stepping down from his role after six years of breaking boundaries at the top fashion magazine.
The Ghanaian-British creative is the first black man to hold the top job at the British fashion magazine.
British Vogue recently featured its first disabled models, including actress Selma Blair who lives with multiple sclerosis and Ellie Goldstein, a 21-year-old model with Down’s syndrome.
Other memorable editions from Enninful include having actor Timothée Chalamet as the first man to grace the cover in October 2022.