Edward Enninful's First Issue Of British Vogue
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On November 9th Edward Enninful’s very first edition of British Vogue will hit newsstands. If you’re a fashion queen like me, this is a major moment in print. My first and only copy of British Vogue is from 2013 with Cara Delevingne on the cover. It’s special to me because I bought it before my flight to London — a trip that included a stop to Shakespear’s birthplace and losing my virginity while listening to Lana Del Rey. Yup, doesn’t get much more millennial than that. Anyway, the new cover features model, activist and British Fashion Council ambassador, Adowa Aboah wearing Marc Jacobs’ (LUV U MJ!!!), with makeup by Pat McGrath and was shot by the ultimate fashion queen: Steven Meisel. Enninful has long history in fashion, becoming one of the youngest fashion editors in the game at the beginning of his career, and his move into the Editor-in-Chief position rattled fashion for a few reasons. #NewVogue, which the magazine is using to promote the December issue, means a lot of things in 2017. Not only is a black man at the helm of a predominantly white-female-focused magazine, but his tapped team of guest editors includes some of fashion’s most wild personalities, including John Galliano, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, ensuring that British Vogue will increase its purview way beyond the tiny lens worn by the magazine’s previously all white staff. The cover is also a nod to fashion history what with models starring on the cover less and less these days, fashion is more about money and less about vision. Enninful, already has a vision, and he is making waves with cover number 1. He, and British Vogue will help keep fashion progressive. He’s long been tapping the best the industry has to offer to tell stories through fashion. I haven’t bought a fashion magazine in ages, but trust, this Dec. 2017 issue is going right into my bag and straight into my archives.