Chioma Nnadi has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue

Fashion journalist and podcaster Chioma Nnadi has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue.

Nnadi will be the first black woman to lead the fashion industry giant, which also has outlets in the US, France and Italy.

She recently took over as editor of, leading online coverage of major events like the Met Gala.

He said he was “very excited and honored” to take over the role of the outgoing Edward Enninful.

“As someone born and raised in London, the city’s energy – its boundary-pushing style and creative scene – has shaped the way I see the world,” Nnadi said in a statement Monday.

“Now more than ever, this feels like a moment to look beyond national borders while celebrating the breadth of what it means to be British.”

Nnadi, whose recent cover stories have featured stars such as Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Erykah Badu, has spent 13 years as a writer and news director for Vogue.

He added: “I look forward to engaging a loyal and inspired digital community energized by our access, viewpoints and storytelling.”

‘Perfect reputation’
Anna Wintour, Vogue’s chief content officer and global editorial director, who helped provide the inspiration for Meryl Streep’s character in the film The Devil Wears Prada, said Nnadi was “loved among her peers”.

He added Nnadi was “an editor and writer with an impeccable reputation – both here and in the fashion industry at large”.

“I am extremely grateful to Edward Enninful for all he has achieved at British Vogue, and we all look forward to a productive and creative relationship with him in his new role,” he continued.

In June, Enninful announced she would be stepping down from her role after six years of breaking boundaries at the top fashion magazine.

Enninful will remain an editorial advisor to the company in the UK, but will move to a new job next year aimed at growing the brand globally. Her new portfolio as Vogue’s global creative and cultural advisor will also allow her to take on external projects.

He added that we were “very pleased” to hear the news of his successor’s appointment, and called Nnadi “a brilliant and unique talent with real vision, who will take this publication to even greater heights”.

Nnadi, who co-hosts Vogue’s podcast The Run-Through, started her career on the features desk of the Evening Standard Magazine, before moving to New York to write for independent style magazine Trace.

She later covered fashion and its relationship to music for Fader before joining Vogue in 2010.

His new job will start on October 9.