British Vogue Editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, will be releasing his memoir, ‘A Visible Man’, on the 6th September (published by Bloomsbury), but you can hear his story in person at the Southbank Centre in London this Sunday.
Live in conversation with actress Michaela Coel, the first Black editor-in-chief of British Vogue traces his astonishing journey into one of the world’s most exclusive industries, candidly sharing how, as a Black, gay, working class refugee, he found in fashion not only a home, but the freedom to share with people the world as he saw it.
He also shares how, when he took his position at Vogue, few at the heights of the elitist world of fashion wanted to confront how it failed to represent the world we live in. But as a champion of inclusion throughout his life, he rapidly changed that.
Enninful said, “I wanted to reflect what I saw here growing up, to show the world as this incredibly rich, cultured place. I wanted every woman to be able to find themselves in the magazine.”
He chose the British model Adwoa Aboah to front his first issue, in 2017: “When others took steps, Edward took massive strides, showing the importance of our visibility and stories,” she says.
Now, whether it’s putting first responders, octogenarians or civil rights activists on the cover of Vogue, or championing designers and photographers of colour, Enninful has cemented his status as one of the world’s most important change-makers.
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