When Edward Enninful was appointed as the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue earlier this year, he became the first Black editor and first male to lead the title. Since officially taking over the role in August, Enninful is already proving that he’s ready to shake things up particularly after the title has been criticized in the past for lack of racial representation.
Today, Enninful announced one of his first big hires, and Vanessa Kingori has been named as the new publishing director for British Vogue.
Previously, Kingori served as publisher at GQ Style and British GQ. Kingori was the first female publisher of British GQ, and was also the first Black publisher at Condé Nast UK.
In a statement, Condé Nast’s managing director Albert Read said, “With Vogue entering its new era, Vanessa is the clear choice for this post.”
Kingori also said, “To be tasked with setting and leading commercial strategy across the British Vogue brand while Edward [Enninful] debuts his vision for the next chapter is truly an honor.”
In July, Enninful also announced a couple of other Black additions to the British Vogue masthead, and named supermodel Naomi Campbell and film director Steve McQueen as contributors. Could this be the beginning of #BritishVogueSoBlack?!