Edward Enninful has stepped down from his role of editor-in-chief at British Vogue.
The 51-year-old had held the role for six years, and is now taking up a newly-created role as editorial advisor at British Vogue, plus global creator and cultural advisor to Vogue.
Although there were rumours that Enninful and Anna Wintour had issues behind the scenes, Edward’s efforts to make Vogue more diverse and representative of a wider range of society has been praised during his time at the helm.
So now, one of the most important editor positions in the fashion world has been filled by Chioma Nnadi. Chioma, who is currently editor of the US Vogue website, will take over as head of the British edition of the magazine once Edward leaves – his final issue will be March 2024. This will make Chioma British Vogue’s first Black female head.
Chioma is Swiss-German and Nigerian, and she grew up in London, working on indie titles and then the Evening Standard. She later moved to New York to work for Vogue.
The news comes as London Fashion Week winds down – stylish timing as ever.
Chioma said ‘As a Black woman, but also as a biracial woman, how I view the world is also how I see it – through a lens that is influenced by my background, by where I live, and by having parents from different cultures and having to move between these cultures.’
It’s said she will focus on music and culture, as well as fashion, once in-situ as head of the glossy magazine.