Back in January, British Vogue‘s Editor in Chief Alexandra Schulman announced her departure from the magazine. Now, after months of speculation, Conde Nast, the publishing company that owns the Vogue family, have announced her replacement, Edward Enninful. Currently the fashion and creative director of W Magazine, Enninful started his career in fashion journalism at a young age, becoming the fashion director of i-D magazine at age 19. Since then he’s gone on to become a staple of the British fashion world, so much so that he bought Naomi Campbell along to the announcement of his coming editorship.
In a statement, Enninful said “Today is one of the most special days of my life. It is wonderful to be honoured by my country while surrounded by my family and closest friends.” Enninful is due to take the reigns from Schulman on August 1st; he will be the first male editor in Vogue‘s history.