Effective from October 9th Chioma Nnadi will replace Edward Enninful as head of editorial content for fashion magazine British Vogue, becoming the first Black woman to fill the coveted role.
The announcement ends months of speculation about who would replace Enninful, who carved his place in Vogue history as the first male, first black editor. He will now be an editorial advisor.
Having served most recently as editor of Vogue.com, Nnadi rose from writer to the post of fashion news director. She has overseen digital coverage of such brand events as the Met Gala, Forces of Fashion and Vogue World.
Nnadi is a London native of Nigerian and Swiss-German descent. Prior to joining Vogue in 2010, Nnadi wrote for Trace, an independent style magazine, and later was style director at Fader.
Anna Wintour, chief content officer and global editorial director, Vogue said: “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.”