Edward Enninful OBE

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British Vogue editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful OBE, was awarded an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths in 2018.

The appointment of Edward Enninful as editor-in-chief of British Vogue was a moment of celebration for Black Britain.

He was briefly a student at Goldsmiths before being appointed i-D magazine’s youngest-ever fashion director at the age of just 18 - a role he held for two decades. From here, the stylist’s rise was meteoric with campaigns for Versace, Gucci, Christian Dior and many others.

Enninful’s trailblazing work on Italian Vogue, since 1998, American Vogue, since 2006, and W Magazine, since 2011, led to his appointment at British Vogue in 2017 – where he has continued to innovate and inspire.

Since his appointment, the magazine has featured British mixed-race model and feminist activist Adwoa Aboah alongside the likes of Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna, Judi Dench, Madonna and soccer player Marcus Rashford. The September 2019 edition, guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, featured 15 female changemakers and was British Vogue’s fastest-selling in its 104-year history.

In 2014, Enninful was named fashion creator of the year by the British Fashion Council, he was honoured with an OBE in 2016 for Services to Diversity in the Fashion industry, and in 2018 he was awarded the Media Award by the Council of Fashion Designers America. In 2019, Enninful was honored by The Daily Front Row for Magazine of the Year and listed as one of the Evening Standard’s top 20 most influential Londoners of 2019.