Enninful has become I The magazine’s youngest ever fashion director when he was appointed to the role at grow old 18.
He went on to become a contributing editor of Vogue Italy in 1998, before also working for US Vogue in 2006.
In 2017, he was honored as the first black editor-in-chief of British Vogue.
“I think it’s fair to say that since I started working in fashion about 30 years ago, when a 16-year-old model became fashion editor from West London in the late 1980s, I barely stopped breathing,” Enninful said.
“Of course there are plenty of magazine shoots and catwalk shows that define the era, but beyond the art and glitz of it all, I’ve always felt like a man on a mission; an outsider who has found her way into the inner sanctuary, bringing with me my own perspective on an industry I love but want to see growth.
“And so I worked for hours every day at breakneck speed.”
For his first issue of British VogueEnninful chose multiracial model and feminist activist Adwoa Aboah as its cover star.
At that time, he told BBC his Vogue “It’s about inclusion” and “shows different women, different body shapes, different races” [and] different classes”.
Enninful, Condé Nast’s European editorial director, said the fashion industry has “slowed down a bit” during the pandemic, which has allowed inclusiveness and “beauty in all its forms” to become mainstream. top of its agenda.
For the July 2020 issue, British Vogue released three covers – each featuring a different essential worker who, at the height of the pandemic, has returned to work.
They include a train driver, a midwife and a supermarket assistant.
Enninful wrote on Instagram: “I’m incredibly lucky with a platform to lead some of those conversations.
“I would like to share my own experience from my childhood to the offices of Vogue and shows that anyone can make a difference in the world, with a little passion, perseverance and a pure heart.
“I’m excited to bring my upcoming memoir to readers in September 2022. When all is said and done, I just want people to feel like no matter where they come from. in their life or whatever. dream is, they can catch it. Like I did. ”
The memoir, titled A man can see, will be released in September 2022.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/edward-enninful-memoir-british-vogue-b1971859.html British Vogue editor Edward Enninful announces upcoming memoir, A Visible Man