Edward Enninful

Birth Day February 22nd, 1972
Birth Place Ghana
Age 52 Years Old

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About Edward Enninful

The Ghanaian editor-in-chief of "British Vogue", Edward Kobina Enninful OBE is professionally known as Edward Enninful. He is known for sharing a variety of modeling work along with different stylistic changes within the contemporary fashion scene. He was appointed fashion director of British fashion magazine "i-D" at the age of 18, a position he held for over two decades. He is a stylish and beauty editor who is also known for posting a variety of style-oriented content to his over 1.1 million Instagram followers. He first began sharing pictures of his style-focused content on Instagram in January of 2013. He is also well recognized for being the Editor-in-Chief of "British Vogue Magazine" and has worked as a stylist and collaborator on a variety of different covers for the magazine. 

Famous For

  • Being the Ghanaian editor-in-chief of "British Vogue".
  • For sharing a variety of modeling work along with different stylistic changes within the contemporary fashion scene. 

Edward Enninful, a  Ghanaian editor-in-chief of British Vogue

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Early Life of Edward Enninful

On 22nd February 1972, Edward Enninful took birth with the real name or full name of Edward Kobina Enninful in Ghana. And at a very young age, he emigrated to Ladbroke Grove, London, along with his parents and five siblings. He holds Ghanaian nationality and Ghanaian-black ethnicity. Pisces is his star sign and black is his race. He happily celebrates his birthday on 22nd February of every year and he had celebrated his 48th birthday as of 2020. His mother worked as a seamstress and inspired him with the vividly patterned colors and fabrics she used while creating clothing for her British-Ghanaian friends. Additionally, he finished college, earning a degree at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Career of Edward Enninful

i-D magazine and work in advertising

  • Edward Enninful commenced his editor-in-chief career as fashion director at "i-D" at the age of 18 which made him the youngest ever fashion director for an international publication though he soonly became known for his edgy elegance, which quickly became his trademark.
  • Then, he worked for Calvin Klein on their advertising at the age of 22, as well he has consulted for numerous advertising campaigns and runway shows, including Comme des Garcons, Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Celine, Lanvin, Mulberry, Giorgio Armani, and many others.
  • Enninful styled "The Best British" cover story by photographer Solve Sundsbo for the March 2009 issue of "i-D".

Italian Vogue Career

  • As well, Edward became a contributing editor to Italian "Vogue" in 1998 where he spearheaded the production of its "Black Issue", which featured only black models, including Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, and Alek Wek as well as styling the magazine's highly publicized June 2011 cover editorial, "Belle Vere".

American Vogue Career 

  • Edward Enninful became a contributing fashion editor for American "Vogue" in 2006, whereas he can be seen in the documentary "The September Issue".

W magazine Career

  • In April 2011, it was announced that he would be taking over as fashion and style-director of "W". "W" generated considerable attention for its riskier editorial under Enninful's direction as well as Enninful collaborated with Steven Meisel for the magazine's November 2011 art issue.
  • "W" began showing signs of life after Enninful's takeover while the magazine was suffering in 2010, amid a brutal recession and competition from "V Magazine" and "Interview Magazine" though he was a big part of that success as told by "The New York Times".
  • In the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to diversity in the fashion industry, he was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

British Vogue Career

  • On 10th April 2017, Edward was confirmed as the new editor-in-chief of "British Vogue" as the first black editor-in-chief of the magazine. His influence was also recognized regularly in the annual Powerlist, seeing him ranked in the Top 10 of the most influential British people of African Descent in both 2019 & 2020.
  • He attempted to gain access to Vogues London office but was not recognized by a security guard in July 2020 and as well, he stated that he was a victim of racial profiling, and this resulted in the guard who refused him entry losing his job.
  • He was also named the 6th most powerful black man in Britain in the 2020 Powerlist ranking.

Awards, Achievements, and Recognition of Edward Enninful

  • The Black Alumni of Pratt Celebration of the Creative Spirit Award (2012)
  • New York Urban League's Frederick Douglass Medallion Award (2014)
  • BRAG Business Achievement Award (2014)
  • British Fashion Awards: Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator (2014)
  • Clio Excellence in Commercial Styling Award (2015)
  • Order of the British Empire (2016)
  • CFDA Media Award (2018)

Personal Life of Edward Enninful

Reflecting on Edward Enninful's personal life, he is not a married guy. But, he is in a relationship with Alec Maxwell, a film-maker to whom he has been engaged for 14 years, and their dog Ru, a black-and-white Boston terrier, whose Instagram account (14,600 followers) shows him sandwiched between Claudia Schiffer and Donatella Versace. There is a greater possibility of his marriage after all he seems happy in his relationship with his girlfriend. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is a gay. 

Edward Enninful and Alec Maxwell

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Net Worth of Edward Enninful

Edward Enninful has accomplished much admiration but his journey does not end here. He has to go beyond the expanses and receive more gratitude and success that he deserves for. Moving towards his net worth, his worth is around $12 million as of 2020 though he also earns a handsome amount of salary too which is also in millions of dollars per year. He has established himself an identity already. Like many other peoples of today's, he's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. In addition, his main source of income is from editor career.

Body Measurement of Edward Enninful

Edward Enninful even at the age of forty-eight one looks amazingly fit and handsome. He has got a standard height and a convincing appearance. He has maintained his shape over the years with regular exercise it seems. Blessed with great height and physique, he still carries the aura to rock the shirtless avatar. He has made some loyal fans and admirers over the years. He is a perfect guy with a bald head and black eyes color though his body build type is average.

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