In a groundbreaking announcement, Chioma Nnadi, the prominent fashion journalist of Nigerian and Swiss-German heritage, has been unveiled as the new Head of Editorial Content at British Vogue. This historic appointment marks Nnadi as the first black woman to take the helm of this iconic fashion publication.
Nnadi, aged 44, will succeed the trailblazing Edward Enninful, who served as the first male and first black editor-in-chief of British Vogue during his remarkable six-year tenure. Enninful officially resigned from his role in June, paving the way for Nnadi to assume her pivotal position.
It’s important to note that Nnadi’s title will be “Head of Editorial Content,” distinguishing her role from that of “editor-in-chief.” Her appointment represents a significant step towards greater diversity and inclusivity in the fashion industry’s upper echelons.
Taking to Instagram on a momentous Monday, the London-born journalist expressed her deep honor and excitement regarding her new role: “I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m the new head of editorial content for @britishvogue. Huge thanks to Anna Wintour, @edward_enninful, and Roger Lynch for giving me this opportunity. Truly honored and so excited to be coming home. Stay tuned.”
Anna Wintour, the Chief Content Officer and Global Editorial Director, praised Nnadi’s passion for music, culture, and fashion. “Chioma is beloved among her colleagues at Vogue, and is an editor and writer with an impeccable reputation — both here and in the fashion industry at large,” Wintour added. “I can’t think of a more worthy person to follow in [Edward Enninful’s] footsteps than Chioma.”
Notably, Chioma Nnadi currently serves as the editor of the New York-based Vogue, where she has dedicated 13 years of her career as a writer and news director. Her journey began as a feature writer for the Evening Standard Magazine in London before she made her mark in New York, contributing to Trace Magazine.
The official transition to Nnadi’s new role at British Vogue is set for October 9, a date that promises to usher in a new era of fashion and editorial excellence under her leadership.
This historic appointment of Chioma Nnadi as the first black female head of British Vogue is a momentous stride toward greater diversity and representation in the fashion industry, further solidifying her as a trailblazer in the world of fashion journalism. Stay tuned for the exciting developments that lie ahead under her visionary leadership.