New Vogue

As an avid reader of Vogue Magazine, the appointment of Edward Enninful as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue in April was extremely exciting and intriguing for me. I was interested to see the approach he would take to crafting the magazine and how fashion would be portrayed in political, environmental and creative senses.

Edward Enninful has introduced the December 2017 Vogue Issue and I am positively impressed with the path that he is taking Vogue down.

The December 2017 cover pictures Adwoa Aboah, founder of Girls Talk online community and GQ's 2017 Woman of the Year, with boldly coloured makeup and a colourful headscarf - a look that former Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman said she remembers seeing in the 70s.

This issue is a celebration of Great Britain and our diverse and multicultural community. In his editors letter, Edward Enninful says "So I present to you the British Issue: a tribute to our country and to a group of people who brilliantly represent it, both at home and on the world stage. Whatever your views are on Brexit, there is surely one thing we can all agree on: we are a talented bunch." Surely this issue will touch hearts across the nation and bring a new flavour to Vogue.

 Mrs Windsor. Portrait by Peter Blake.

The names that have been interviewed and who have contributed to this issue are all familiar to Great Britain as they are people who have lived and breathed every ounce of this nation. It is so refreshing to read and witness the pure love that these stars have with this country, despite their international success. For example, Naomi Campbell, fashion super-model and feminist, interviews London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, which I think brings a beautifully political edge to this magazine and therefore making it current and very, very real.

As much as I love fashion magazines and flicking through the glossy pages in awe of the glitz and glamour, I am so excited that this issue of Vogue (and hopefully many more to come) takes a political and cultural stance, and people are being able to be real and to use their voice to talk about current issues that matter to Britain, as opposed to just portraying unrealistic standards and expensive luxe that only a select collection of people can relate to.

I think it's safe to say that the New Vogue is street-wise, edgy and extremely intriguing and I am ridiculously excited to see what Enninful has up his sleeve. 



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