British Vogue appoints first ever black male-editor

For the first time in its 100-year history, British Vogue has appointed a black male editor.

Ghanaian born Edward Enninful will replace the existing Vogue editor, Alexandra Shulman in August.

Edward will be Vogue’s 11th editor. He will also be the firstever black male editor of a mainstream British fashion publication.

The 45-year-old’s career to date has seen him work for Italian Vogue, American Vogue and most recently W Magazine.

Whilst Enninful’s new position has seen overwhelming support, others have raised a gender-based issue asking why the new editor is a man when the fashion magazine is predominately aimed at women. Some have suggested that there should have been more female journalists or stylists of colour shortlisted for the title.

Do you think Enninful’s new Vogue title and his drive to get black voices into mainstream channels is positive? Or do you think his status as a male editor has more drawbacks than benefits?

Let us know what you think by commenting down below.

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Photo Credit: W Magazine

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