Chioma Nnadi, a Nigerian-Swiss-German journalist, has recently been appointed as the new head of editorial content at British Vogue in a historic appointment. Overseeing editorial content, she succeeds Edward Enninful to become the first Black woman to be appointed to such a position in British Vogue’s 107-year history.
British Vogue is one of the most prestigious and influential fashion magazines in the world. It was first published in 1916, and it has been a leader in the fashion industry ever since. British Vogue is known for its stunning photography, its coverage of the latest trends, and its interviews with the biggest names in fashion.
Nnadi’s appointment as editor-in-chief is not entirely unexpected, as she is a highly respected figure in the fashion industry, having worked as a writer and editor for a variety of publications, including Fader, Trace, London’s Evening Standard, American Vogue, and Vogue.com. She is known for her creativity, sharp wit, her commitment to diversity and inclusion, and her ability to produce high-quality, engaging and informative content.
Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Chief Content Officer and Global Editorial Director, openly acknowledges Nnadi’s popularity among her colleagues, describing her as “an editor and writer with an impeccable reputation — both within the organization and across the fashion industry as a whole.”
In her new role at British Vogue which officially started October 9, Nnadi is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the magazine’s editorial content, including print, digital, and video. She will also work to expand the magazine’s reach, and to keep it at the forefront of the fashion industry. Nnadi’s appointment is a significant moment for British Vogue, and for the fashion industry as a whole, showing its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Born in London to Nigerian and Swiss-German parents, Nnadi began her career in fashion journalism as an intern at Fader magazine. After graduating from university, 44-year-old journalist worked as a writer for Trace magazine and the Evening Standard. In 2010, she joined American Vogue as a fashion writer and was promoted to Fashion News Director in 2014. By 2020, Nnadi had risen to the position of editor of Vogue.com. This was a major step up for her, and it showed that Condé Nast was serious about diversity and inclusion. Nnadi has used her platform at Vogue.com to highlight the work of black and brown designers, and to promote diversity in the fashion industry.
In an interview with The Guardian, Nnadi said that her vision for British Vogue is to make it a “more inclusive and representative space.” She wants the magazine to reflect the diversity of the fashion industry and of the world at large, as well as to become more interactive and engaging. She is a talented and experienced editor who is sure to lead British Vogue to new heights in the years to come.
Nnadi’s appointment as head of editorial content at British Vogue is important for a number of reasons: First, it is a sign that the magazine is committed to diversity and inclusion. The fashion industry has been criticized in the past for its lack of diversity, but Nnadi’s appointment shows that things are changing. Also, Nnadi’s appointment is as exciting an opportunity for British Vogue as it is for her. She is a fresh voice with a new perspective, new ideas, and new energy. Most importantly, Nnadi’s appointment is a sign of progress for the fashion industry as a whole, showing that the industry is willing to embrace change and to become more inclusive.
We are excited to see what Nnadi does in her new role at British Vogue. Honestly, the future is African, and we are here for this revolution.