British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful has addressed hypothesis that he is subsequent in line to take the editorial seat at Vogue journal at present occupied by Anna Wintour.
“Everyone focuses on American Vogue. Everyone needs to know what I am doing, however I wish to let you know that I do not need Anna’s job. I’ve spoken to her about it a couple of weeks in the past,” he stated throughout an unique interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in London on Monday.
Rumors about Wintour’s impending departure come and go as frequently as style weeks, however she and and Vogue’s father or mother firm Condé Nast proceed to bat them away.
When pressed, Enninful stated that if he was provided the job atop American Vogue’s masthead he would say “not at present.” He additionally reiterated that Wintour has no plans to step down any time quickly, revealing that they’d spoken on the topic whereas at Paris Vogue Week in early October.
Since taking the helm at British Vogue in 2017, Enninful has been extensively praised for bringing extra range to the journal’s covers. He at present additionally serves as Condé Nast’s European editorial director.
“I can actually do higher on the planet than possibly I can on one journal.”
Edward Enninful and Anna Wintour on the Richard Quinn Fall-Winter 2022 present throughout London Vogue Week in February 2022. Credit score: David M. Benett/Getty Pictures
Enninful lower his enamel at youth tradition title i-D journal, the place he was made style director at simply 18 years of age. Enninful was awarded an OBE for his providers to range within the style business in 2016.
The Ghanaian-born editor, who immigrated to the UK within the Nineteen Eighties, has been candid about his private experiences with racism within the style business through the years, together with an incident of racial profiling which befell at Vogue headquarters in London in 2020, when he was requested by a safety guard to enter the constructing through the loading bay, slightly than the entrance door. “It simply goes to indicate that generally it would not matter what you’ve got achieved in the middle of your life: The very first thing that some individuals will choose you on is the color of your pores and skin,” he stated through his social media on the time.
Many of those experiences are detailed in Enninful’s new memoir “A Seen Man,” which he is been busy selling in current months whereas attending Spring-Summer season 2023 style reveals throughout New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Although Enninful made it clear American Vogue was not at present on the playing cards, there should be change on the horizon.
He admitted that whereas touring his e-book world wide he realized he “can actually do higher on the planet than possibly I can on one journal.”
When requested if he’d proceed in his present roles, Enninful stated “Nicely we’re engaged on that proper now, we’re working all of it out proper now. However I do know no matter I do will probably be very artistic as a result of that is my energy.”