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This is Edward Kobina Enninful.

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Photo: VogueUK

 

A Ghanaian and the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue. He takes over from Alexander Shulman and assumes his role on August 1.

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Edward was born in Ghana somewhere February 1972. He moved to London at a tender age with his parents and siblings.

When your nieces don't let you sleep all the way to Africa 🌍✈️ 🔊🔊❤️❤️❤️ xoxo Happy Thanksgiving

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He started modelling at the age of 16 after being spotted on a train by Simon Foxton.

 

He also assisted the fashion director at i-D magazine, Beth Summers at the age of 17 and assumed the role of Fashion Director at i-D magazine after Summers left the company at the age of 18.

Meeting @sid_papendieck, Ru's cousin #bostonterrier 💖💖💖 @ruenninful

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He worked for Italian Vogue in 1998 and American Vogue in 2006 before moving on to assume the role of Fashion and Style director at W Magazine where he has been since 2011.

 

In 2006, he was awarded an OBE for Services To Diversity In The Fashion Industry by The Royal Princess.


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