Vogue.com has a new editor in the person of Chioma Nnadi who is also the magazine’s former fashion news editor.
Nnadi’s new role was announced on Monday by the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Dame Anna Wintour according to an official release dated 21st September, 2020.
I am so thrilled that Chioma will be the new editor of Vogue.com, Above all, we know her as someone who intuitively understands fashion and brings to it a genuine love of discovery. She looks in unexpected places and all over the world to find out who is doing the best work and who we should be celebrating now. I absolutely rely on her eye and her cosmopolitanism and her taste. Even better, she is forward-looking and understands that Vogue needs to reach new audiences and do so in new ways.Anna Wintour
The Nigerian-German-Swiss editor will be in charge of content on Vogue’s digital space taking over from Stuart Emmrich who announced his exist in June after less than a year.
Chioma has been known to be a vocal advocate for inclusivity and diversity in fashion and publishing, two industries which have been accused of having a colour problem and not paying fair wages to its black employees.
Announcing the news to her followers on social media, Chioma said:
"In these unprecedented times, it feels especially urgent and exciting to be telling stories. And now the touchpoints through which we communicate are more expansive than ever. Vogue has first and foremost been a place of discovery and I think in this moment it feels especially important to amplify the new voices in fashion and culture who are changing the zeitgeist."
The daughter of a Nigerian father and German-Swiss mum, she graduated from Manchester University with a degree in French and Literature and begun her career as a features editor at the Evening Standard Magazine in London.
She later moved to New York as a writer for independent style magazine, Trace before landing a job as the Style Director at Fader and ended as a fashion writer at the ‘Fashion Bible’ in 2010.
In 2014, Nnadi was named Fashion News Director in 2014 and has stayed in that position up until her newly announced role.