Emily Ratajkowski honoured at Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards

Emily Ratajkowski and Kate Moss were among the honorees at The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards on Thursday. The model/actress was presented with the Fashion Entrepreneur prize for Inamorata, the fashion line she launched in 2017 with swimwear bef…

Emily Ratajkowski and Kate Moss were among the honorees at The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards on Thursday.

The model/actress was presented with the Fashion Entrepreneur prize for Inamorata, the fashion line she launched in 2017 with swimwear before expanding into clothing, at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

The Gone Girl star, who had made headlines earlier in the day for wearing an Inamorata bikini top with a suit while out in the Big Apple, later took to Instagram to show a picture of her grinning while at the onstage podium.

“This is the face you make when (model) @kathyireland calls you an ‘extraordinary woman,'” she captioned the photo.

British supermodel Moss was named Style Icon at the ceremony, while Halima Aden was given the Breakthrough Model prize.

Speaking to Footwear News on the red carpet, Aden explained how she wanted to use her platform.

“I try to use my platform for positivity,” she said. “It’s important to speak up and share your stories so people get to know you, but most of all, what I’m proud of is that in fashion today you can have a voice and an impact.”

Zendaya also took to the red carpet in a burgundy velvet suit from her Tommy X Zendaya line and picked up the Fashion Force award. British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful was another winner, as the publication was named Magazine of the Year, while Cover of the Year went to Nina Garcia at ELLE magazine for her cover starring Pose actress Indya Moore.

Designer Tomo Koizumi won the Design Debut accolade, Michael Mente of online retailer REVOLVE was named Fashion Visionary, Zoey Grossman was awarded Photographer of the Year, and French hairstylist Frederic Fekkai was honoured for being a Beauty Innovator.

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British Vogue editor pleased to see Kaia Gerber ‘in the trenches’ with other models

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl…

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.

The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl Lagerfeld.

British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful also tapped Gerber to be on the cover of the October 2019 issue of the publication, and in an accompanying article, praised the model’s commitment and professionalism.

“That Kaia has become one of the brightest faces in modelling is a personal delight to me,” he wrote. “I have known Cindy Crawford, her supermodel mother, since the ’90s, so it’s wonderful to now work with her daughter, who is as driven, hardworking and beautiful as Cindy is. It always pleases me that, every season, despite coming from privilege, I see Kaia in the trenches with the other models, doing show after show, always on time and with a kind word for everyone. That’s the way to do it.”

In the cover image, Gerber poses in a black and white ensemble from Valentino. Guido Palau and Pat McGrath were behind her hair and make-up, Joe McKenna was the stylist, Jin Soon Choi was in charge of the manicure, with Steven Meisel helming the photoshoot.

And in a post sharing the news on her Instagram page, Gerber commented that the prestigious gig was the “best” birthday present, as she celebrates turning 18 on 3 September.

“October issue of @britishvogue by #stevenmeisel is out! thank you @edward_enninful for the best birthday present, and to everyone involved #joemckenna, @guidopalau, @patmcgrathreal, and @jinsoonchoi,” she gushed.

The October issue of British Vogue hits newsstands on 6 September.

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Edward Enninful would love to see launch of Vogue Africa

British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful would love to see the creation of Vogue Africa.The British-Ghanaian stylist joined the fashion publication in 2017 and has since gone on to win praise for his promotion of inclusivity and diversity, especia…

British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful would love to see the creation of Vogue Africa.

The British-Ghanaian stylist joined the fashion publication in 2017 and has since gone on to win praise for his promotion of inclusivity and diversity, especially for the September 2019 edition, in which he worked alongside guest-editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to highlight the work of 15 inspiring women.

While Vogue is published around the world, with countries such as Japan and Italy having their own versions, Enninful has now shared that he is certain there is enough appetite in Africa for the continent to warrant its own magazine.

“We could see that at the (Conde Nast International Luxury) conference (held in Cape Town in April) – you can feel the energy and the excitement and the desire to be a part of the world conversation when it comes to luxury,” he commented in an interview with the new Vogue Business website. “It could have satellite offices in north, south, east, west that report into one place.”

Elsewhere in the discussion, Enninful spoke about how he has scoured the Vogue archives for inspiration and in some ways, views himself as a “guardian” of the fashion bible.

He also noted that he wants to encourage conversation about the “new Britain,” while simultaneously reflecting social and political changes around the world.

“The world has changed so much. People were ready to embrace something that reflected them. And for me, it was all about bringing Vogue back to what it was like in the ’70s and ’80s when it was about people, and you could see yourself,” the 47-year-old added.

Previously, Enninful’s good friend and British Vogue contributor, supermodel Naomi Campbell, also called for the launch of Vogue Africa in a chat with Reuters.

“There should be a Vogue Africa. We just had Vogue Arabia – it is the next progression. It has to be,” she said, referring to the Middle East edition, first published in March 2017.

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Duchess of Sussex wants to shift focus away from ‘superficial’ fashion with British Vogue issue

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex aimed to switch the focus from “superficial” fashion to deeper, more substantial content with her issue of British Vogue magazine. The British royal guest-edited the September 2019 issue of the fashion bible with the help of…

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex aimed to switch the focus from “superficial” fashion to deeper, more substantial content with her issue of British Vogue magazine.

The British royal guest-edited the September 2019 issue of the fashion bible with the help of editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, and in her letter to readers, the 37-year-old outlined her aims for the Forces for Change edition, revealing that she wanted to focus on internal beauty rather external, deeper issues rather than superficial fashion pieces, and feature designers talking about their heritage rather than their clothes.

“I had read a book many moons ago called The Four-Chambered Heart, by Anais Nin, which had a quote that has always resonated with me: ‘I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living,'” she wrote. “For this issue, I imagined, why would we swim in the shallow end of the pool when we could go to the deep end? A metaphor for life, as well as for this issue. Let’s be braver. Let’s go a bit deeper.

“That’s what Edward and I have aimed to achieve. An issue of both substance and levity. It is, after all, the September issue of British Vogue, and an opportunity to further diversify what that typically represents.”

Although she had control over many aspects of the magazine, such as which Commonwealth designers, ethical and sustainable brands were featured, the former actress did concede that there would still be adverts in the issue.

“There is one caveat for you to remember: this is a magazine. It’s still a business, after all,” Meghan stated. “I share that to manage expectations for you: there will be advertising sections that are requisite for every issue, so while I feel confident that you’ll feel my thumbprint on most pages, please know that there are elements that just come with the territory. The overall sentiment I hope you’ll find, however, will be one of positivity, kindness, humour and inclusivity.”

Meghan also ensured she displayed that “spirit of inclusivity” and diversity on the cover, which features 15 women including model and activist Adwoa Aboah, Christy Turlington, and actress Jane Fonda.

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Adut Akech surprised to learn of Duchess of Sussex’s involvement in Vogue issue

Adut Akech only found out Meghan, Duchess of Sussex had chosen her for British Vogue’s Forces for Change issue when she recently received a surprise call from the royal.The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, appears o…

Adut Akech only found out Meghan, Duchess of Sussex had chosen her for British Vogue’s Forces for Change issue when she recently received a surprise call from the royal.

The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, appears on the September 2019 issue of British Vogue alongside 14 other trailblazing women including Adwoa Aboah, Christy Turlington, and Jane Fonda.

The issue, entitled Forces for Change, was guest-edited by the actress-turned-royal, who began working with editor-in-chief Edward Enninful in January, but Akech had no idea she was involved in the cover until she received a phone call from the Duchess herself last week.

“Feeling so extremely honoured and proud to be on the September 2019 Issue cover of @britishvogue #forcesofchange along side the most inspirational women I know,” the 19-year-old wrote on Instagram. “A few nights ago I got one of the best surprise, a phone call from The Duchess of Sussex herself to tell me she was the guest-editor of this issue. She told me that she finds me and my story so inspiring and those words I will never forget for the rest of my life. The thought of being chosen by HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal and @edward_enninful as one the fifteenth amazing women looked as the #Forcesofchange completely blows my mind!

“Thank you @edward_enninful… and your entire team at British Vogue for recognising me. What this moment means to me I can’t explain in words.”

The cover stars, also including actresses Yara Shadidi, Salma Hayek and Laverne Cox, were photographed by Peter Lindbergh in studios in London and New York, with the exception of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

According to Lindbergh, the Duchess instructed him over the phone to show the women as their natural selves.

“My instructions from the Duchess were clear: ‘I want to see freckles!'” he said. “Well, that was like running through open doors for me. I love freckles.”

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Adwoa Aboah ‘honoured’ to be selected for British Vogue’s September issue cover

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue. The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year…

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue.

The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg on the cover of the publication’s Forces for Change issue, which was guest-edited by the royal.

Sharing the cover on Instagram, the 27-year-old told her followers being selected for her work with Gurls Talk, an online community she founded for young women to discuss issues like mental health and sex, is one of her biggest achievements so far.

“I can’t even begin to explain what an honour this is to have been featured alongside these inspirational womxn for @britishvogue’s September Issue (sic),” Aboah wrote. “To have been chosen by HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal and @edward_enninful as one of 15 #forcesforchange because of all the work I do with @gurlstalk feels like one of the biggest achievements yet. Thank you to everyone who made it a possibility.”

Supermodel Turlington also shared the cover on Instagram and expressed her pride at being featured alongside the other trailblazing women.

“Grateful to have been selected to join these #forcesforchange for the September Issue of @britishvogue I am beyond proud to introduce the #ForcesForChange September 2019 issue of @BritishVogue, guest-edited by HRH The Duchess of Sussex,” she wrote in the caption.

The 15 women, which also include actresses Gemma Chan, Jameela Jamil, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, and Yara Shahidi, were photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful unveiled the new cover on Sunday and revealed that Meghan declined to appear on it because she feared it would be a distraction.

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Edward Enninful: ‘Meghan, Duchess of Sussex declined to appear on new British Vogue cover’

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex declined to appear on the latest cover of British Vogue for fear of looking “boastful”.On Sunday, editor-in-chief Edward Enninful confirmed the British royal had been tapped to guest-edit the prestigious September 2019 issue o…

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex declined to appear on the latest cover of British Vogue for fear of looking “boastful”.

On Sunday, editor-in-chief Edward Enninful confirmed the British royal had been tapped to guest-edit the prestigious September 2019 issue of the fashion publication, entitled Forces for Change.

While the cover features the images of 15 trailblazing women, in an accompanying article, Enninful noted that Meghan decided not to take up the opportunity to front the cover, as she feared it would be a distraction.

“As you will see from her selections throughout this magazine, she is also willing to wade into more complex and nuanced areas, whether they concern female empowerment, mental health, race or privilege,” he wrote. “From the very beginning, we talked about the cover – whether she would be on it or not. In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a ‘boastful’ thing to do for this particular project. She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires.”

Instead, the cover features a number of inspirational figures, including model and activist Adwoa Aboah, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actresses Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, and Salma Hayek, climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, and model and activist Christy Turlington.

The 16th spot on the magazine’s cover is a mirror, which Meghan requested as she wanted the reader to be included alongside the incredible women.

Enninful and the former Suits star began working together in January, when the 37-year-old was pregnant with her and Prince Harry’s first child. Their son Archie was born in May.

The issue, which is released on 2 August, also features an exclusive interview between Meghan and former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Kate Moss fronting Alexander McQueen’s fall 19 campaign

Kate Moss has been tapped to star in Alexander McQueen’s latest campaign.The British supermodel has had a long relationship with the fashion house, having famously appeared suspended as a hologram for the finale of the designer’s fall/winter 2006 prese…

Kate Moss has been tapped to star in Alexander McQueen’s latest campaign.

The British supermodel has had a long relationship with the fashion house, having famously appeared suspended as a hologram for the finale of the designer’s fall/winter 2006 presentation, and been a friend of McQueen until his death at the age of 40 in 2010.

Now, Moss is appearing in McQueen’s fall/winter 2019 campaign, sporting ensembles from creative director Sarah Burton’s new womenswear collection.

Photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth, one image shows Moss standing in a red and black suit in what appears to be a fabric mill, while another depicts her in a sharply tailored grey suit which has been matched with leather studded lace-up boots. Another set of photos features the model wearing a red dress with skirt that resembles the shape of a rose and posing in a slightly overgrown garden, as well as modelling a heavily beaded dress with sheer skirt.

Several of the images have been posted on McQueen’s official Instagram account, but Moss is yet to comment on the project.

Following a quiet few years in the industry, the fashion star has made quite the comeback of late and appeared in campaigns for the likes of Zadig & Voltaire, Giorgio Armani, and Stella McCartney.

She was also the cover star of British Vogue’s May 2019 issue, with the photoshoot marking the 40th time she had landed the prestigious gig.

“Everybody loves Kate. Many people have grown up with her, and so a big part of her allure is that they feel they know her,” British Vogue editor Edward Enninful commented of the 45-year-old. “She has an air of accessibility, like your next-door neighbour – but the super-intriguing one who you know is having the best time ever, even if you’re not exactly sure what she’s up to.”

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Edward Enninful honours Karl Lagerfeld: ‘We have lost one of the greats’

Edward Enninful has mourned the loss of Karl Lagerfeld, lamenting that the fashion industry has “lost one of the greats”.The creative director of Chanel and Fendi passed away in February at the age of 85 from complications relating to pancreatic cancer…

Edward Enninful has mourned the loss of Karl Lagerfeld, lamenting that the fashion industry has “lost one of the greats”.

The creative director of Chanel and Fendi passed away in February at the age of 85 from complications relating to pancreatic cancer.

He was remembered at a star-studded memorial service in Paris on Thursday, with readings from Tilda Swinton and Cara Delevingne, and musical performances from Pharrell and Helen Mirren.

And now Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue magazine, has paid an emotional tribute to the German-born godfather of fashion, and stated that there would “never be another” like Lagerfeld.

“Karl was always there. But sadly, you often don’t realise how huge a person was in your life until they’re no longer around. There will never be another like him. We have lost one of the greats,” he wrote in a bittersweet piece for Vogue.co.uk. “Over the years, Karl offered me, both professionally and personally, so many words of wisdom. I went to see him when I got the editorship here at Vogue, and he told me: ‘Just do what you always do, that’s why you’re here, that’s why you got this job.’ How simple was that?”

Enninful also recalled the significance of the way in which Lagerfeld was connected to the world around him and being aware of making his clothes and fashion shows relatable to different cultures.

“He knew about the times we lived in; he wasn’t disconnected from any of it. Look at those incredible sets he created for his runway shows – one minute you were at an ‘airport’, the next you were in a ‘supermarket’. I loved that about him, that he took Chanel – the pinnacle of high fashion – and he put it in a faux supermarket for accessibility. He loved that juxtaposition; he was excellent at mixing high and low cultures,” the 47-year-old shared.

The Ghana-born former stylist solely credited Lagerfeld with the enduring success that French fashion house Chanel has enjoyed over the years and revealed that every year his family asks for Chanel bags as Christmas presents.

“He always kept the house elevated. He cleverly kept it aspirational. You wanted what he was doing, because you wanted to be that woman. His woman. He was committed to beauty and craft like no one else I have ever known,” he insisted.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to guest edit British Vogue – report

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will reportedly guest edit the prestigious September 2019 issue of British Vogue.The British royal will join editor-in-chief Edward Enninful to preside over the big fashion release, widely considered to be the most important i…

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will reportedly guest edit the prestigious September 2019 issue of British Vogue.

The British royal will join editor-in-chief Edward Enninful to preside over the big fashion release, widely considered to be the most important issue of the year, according to editors at Us Weekly.

“Meghan will be writing an opinion piece of her own as well as bringing a selection of female change-makers on board to write their own personal essays,” an insider told the publication.

The source also claimed Meghan, who welcomed her first child, son Archie, with husband Prince Harry on 6 May, will pose for a special photoshoot on the grounds of the couple’s Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor, England next week.

British Vogue officials have yet to comment on the report, which emerges three days after Meghan joined Harry and other members of his family at the Trooping the Colour parade in London on Saturday to publicly celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd birthday.

The event marked only the second time the former Suits actress has appeared in public following the arrival of her baby son.

She and Harry, who wed in May 2018, previously introduced the newborn to the world at a special photocall at Windsor Castle two days after giving birth.

In the past, Meghan delved into the world of fashion, beauty and travel with her lifestyle website The Tig.

The project, in which the 37-year-old also profiled inspirational women and spoke to health and wellbeing experts, garnered over three million fans on Instagram, though she closed the website in April 2017 when she made her relationship with Harry official.

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