Edward Enninful, Editor-in-chief of British Vogue is now Vogue’s European editorial director. He will keep that role as well as oversee editions of the title in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain — Enninful is the first to fill the European editorial director position.
Anna Wintour will now be Condé Nast’s global chief content officer, the first person to fill this role. She will hold it in tandem with a slew of other titles: Vogue’s global editorial director (meaning she will remain senior to Enninful), editor in chief of American Vogue, and U.S. artistic director of Condé Nast. Other publications at Condé Nast will assume similar structures with global editorial director roles with Amy Astley heading up Architectural Digest, Will Welch heading up GQ, among others.
Enninful came on to the radar of many outside of the business with his cameo appearances in The September Issue. But he was making waves prior to them — he notably was the youngest ever to be named editor of a major international fashion magazine when he became the fashion director of i-D at 18. He later helped to inform the look of W magazine as its Creative Fashion Editor. His work at Vogue Italia was also lauded, particularly with the “Black Issue” which exclusively featured Black models. That project sold out in 72 hours, prompting Condé Nast to print an additional run. Since taking over British Vogue, he is the first and only Black editor in chief at Vogue, he has continued making history with covers.
Under his tenure, British Vogue has changed. The much-anticipated September issue, which is typically a fashion-heavy issue, has turned to activism, spotlighting the agents of change in culture. He has also put an eye toward diversity: racial, body type, age, and more. In September, Time named him the most important Black man in the global fashion landscape.