Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue
At Dzaleu.com, we love to present you afro success models and today, like every Thursday, men are in the spotlight. Among our “Men of the Day”, zoom on Edward Enninful, “boss” of the biggest fashion magazine in Britain, we quoted VOGUE!
Born on February 22, 1972, Edward Enninful is of Ghanaian origin
Son of a seamstress, he fell very early in the pot of the editorial direction. His bio says that he have been named, at age of 18, editor of the magazine i-D. He became the youngest editor of a magazine of this magnitude and stayed in his job for 20 years.
He has also worked at the highest positions for magazines like W and collaborated with the late Italian Franca Sozzanni, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. She also had made diversity into fashion, one of her targets.
Edward Enninful, A great advocate of ethnic as well as cultural diversity and morphology
For Edward Enninful, today’s magazines should reflect today’s woman, in all her diversity. When asked by The Guardian in an interiew last month, he says:
“Every month I can put my hand on my heart and say it’s all there: the black woman, the curvy woman, the Asian woman. We don’t even think about it (…) Why shouldn’t a woman who is black, or Muslim, or gay, or a refugee, or plus-size, see themselves reflected in what we do? Our job is simple: to keep moving the needle”.
Diversity is not synonymous of cheap or low-down
In the same interview, he also says that diversity is not synonymous with low-end as some argue often, to justify the absence of black models on their cover. He quotes on this subject the example of the British Vogue with Rihanna in cover, and what happened on the sales side.
A “father” proud of his son
At the head of British Vogue for two years, the man with elegance as chic and discreet as his eternal glasses, has another passion. It’s his “son”, his dog Ru Enninful. His adorable “son” is also followed on Instagram by … 15,000 fans. Here, father and “son” pose proudly in cover of The Guardian. ©Dzaleu.com
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