Edward Enninful OBE, the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and the European Editorial Director of Vogue, will be awarded the Trailblazer Award for his contribution to the fashion industry at The Fashion Awards 2023 presented by Pandora on Monday 4th December at Royal Albert Hall, London. The Fashion Awards 2023 is the primary fundraiser for the BFC Foundation and celebrates the role of fashion at the intersection of culture and entertainment, spotlighting creative talent and telling the stories of the year in fashion through the lens of purpose, excellence, and creativity.

Enninful began his career as a model and styling assistant before being named as Fashion Director of i-D at age 18, making him the youngest person ever to have been named an editor at a major international fashion title. Enninful’s approach to storytelling was also seen in his work in American Vogue and Vogue Italia, where he was a contributing editor, frequently collaborating with photographer Steven Meisel. In 2011, he took over the position of Fashion and Style Director of W Magazine and restored the cultural relevance of the magazine. During his time at W Magazine, Enninful was awarded an OBE for his services to diversity in the fashion industry.

Enninful is currently the European Editorial Director of Vogue and was named the first black Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue in August 2017. In 2024, Enninful will be stepping into the newly appointed position of Editorial Advisor of British Vogue and Global Creative and Cultural Advisor of Vogue.