Edward Enninful is in discussion with Michaela Coel about his memoir A Visible Man at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 September. Tickets from £35. Southbankcentre.co.uk
By Fadhila Kambona
You and I love Edward Enninful, the award-winning, first black Editor- in-Chief of British Vogue, the European Editorial Director of Condé Nast and proud OBE recipient. Enninful will be in conversation with British actress, screenwriter, director, producer and singer, Michaela Coel as they reflect on the publication of his memoir, ‘A Visible Man’ at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 4th September at 7.30pm
Enninful has been a huge game changer, throughout his career in media at the helm of major brands such as i-D Magazine, W Magazine and other high end titles owned by the media giant, Conde Nast.
He champions diversity and inclusivity. He is forward thinking in his approach, touching on social and topical issues of the day. His more famous front covers include; the footballer and anti child poverty activist Marcus Rashford; frontline workers during the Covid pandemic from the NHS, the railways and supermarkets, and of course the collaboration with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex on female game changers, which generated huge sales for the magazine.
Always ahead of the curve, Enninful has the talent and eye to survive the ever changing and cut-throat industry of fashion media. But that’s not why we love Edward Enninful. You and I love Edward Enninful because of his elegant defiance.
At age 18 he took the world by storm by becoming the youngest fashion editor of an international publication at i–D Magazine. He changed the trajectory of how youth culture was portrayed in the 90s and continued to add his editorial flair and style to Italian and American Vogue and W Magazine.
His highly anticipated memoir ‘A Visible Man’ will shed light on his inspirational journey from a working class, refugee background to the heights of his profession as the first Black, gay Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue.
‘An Evening with Edward Enninful’ promises to be a thought provoking event with two of Britain’s most influential creatives. Be sure to get first hand viewing and witness the the unveiling of ‘A Visible Man’.
For more information visit: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/literature-poetry/evening-edward-enninful