“She is always Rihanna,” Enninful said in his letter. “There’s a lesson for us all in that. Whichever way you choose to dress the new season, take a leaf out of her book and be yourself.”
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Since taking over British Vogue, Enninful has published 10 issues, five of which have featured women of color, including Oprah and fashion model Adwoa Aboah, The Root reported. Enninful is the first black editor-in-chief of the magazine, and the Rihanna cover is his first September issue in the role.
“As you know, September issues are important in the fashion world, our largest and most lavish of the year and a real statement about what the coming months will bring. With this one being my first as editor-in-chief, I was determined it would be something special,” Enninful wrote.
British Vogue's September issue will be on newsstands Aug. 3.