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Nigeria’s Chioma Nnadi Named British Vogue’s First black Female Editor


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Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue, has appointed Chioma Nnadi as the new editor of British Vogue. Speculation about her taking over from Edward Enninful, the previous editor-in-chief, had been circulating for some time.

In addition to being named the new editor of British Vogue, Chioma Nnadi has made significant contributions to the fashion industry throughout her career. Prior to her role as the editor of Vogue.com, she held the position of Fashion News Director at American Vogue, where she made a notable impact. Chioma Nnadi’s appointment as the editor of Vogue.com in 2020 marked a significant moment in the fashion world, as she brought a fresh perspective and a commitment to addressing issues of diversity and inclusivity in the industry.

Nigeria’s Chioma Nnadi Named British Vogue's First black Female Editor

Born in London and with Nigerian and Swiss-German heritage, Nnadi’s multicultural background has informed her unique perspective on fashion. She has been a vocal advocate for increasing representation and showcasing diverse voices within the industry. Her work as a fashion journalist has been recognized for its insightful commentary and critical analysis, making her a respected figure in the fashion community.

Anna Wintour, Chief Content Officer and Global Editorial Director of Vogue, expressed her confidence in Nnnadi’s capabilities and praised her impeccable reputation among colleagues and in the fashion industry. Wintour also expressed gratitude for the accomplishments of Edward Enninful, the outgoing editor-in-chief of British Vogue, and looks forward to a productive and creative relationship with him in his new role.

With Chioma Nnadi at the helm of British Vogue, there is anticipation for the magazine to continue its tradition of showcasing cutting-edge fashion, highlighting diverse perspectives, and shaping the industry’s narrative. Her appointment represents a step forward in the ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and representative fashion landscape.


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