Edward made history in August 2017 when he took over as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue. Prior to that, Edward was Creative and Fashion Director of the American magazine W since 2011, where he worked with the world’s best fashion photographers to produce ground-breaking, highly admired work. Born in Ghana 45 years ago, Edward was brought to London as a child and grew up in the city’s Ladbroke Grove area. He became interested in fashion as a teenager and at the age of 19 he was named Fashion Director of i-D, the youngest in the industry. In the years between 1998 and 2011, he contributed extensively to American Vogue and Italian Vogue. At British Vogue, Edward strives to create a magazine that reflects the world today to include all race, backgrounds, sexualities, sizes and cultures. He regularly features a diverse selection of people for Vogue editorial and is a strong believer in equal opportunities for everyone. In 2018, Edward was awarded the PPA Chairman’s Award for his work in diversity in British Vogue and the industry, nominated for the British LGBT+ Awards 2018, and he was awarded the Media Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In 2014, he was named fashion creator of the year by the British Fashion Council and he was honoured with an OBE in 2016.