Edward Enninful’s first issue as editor of British Vogue featuring British-Ghanaian model Adwoa Aboah photographed by Steven Meisel.
[British Vogue] has so far “failed to keep up with multicultural modern Britain.” […] “I started as a model at the age of 16, I did experience racism, but I had great mentors. I feel for the models who have no support and are pretty much exposed,” he added, saying British Vogue will work towards protecting those models. “There will be fewer models who don’t look so healthy in British Vogue.”
On how she defines being black and British in 2017: “One hundred per cent empowering and fabulous. I love being a mixed-race woman in 2017. I feel part of something big. There’s this understanding that we’re all in it together.”
On activism within fashion: “There is this newfound love and space for activism within fashion,” she told Vogue. “I never would have dreamt in a million years that I would have young girls coming up to me at Glastonbury or on the streets of LA, New York, London, and telling me how much Gurls Talk or seeing my picture in a magazine means to them, as a woman of colour.”
Cover: Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 Collection
Image: Nina Ricci Fall 2017 Collection
[Photo Credit: Steven Meisel/Vogue UK Magazine, vogue.com]