With her impressive track record in the fashion magazine industry, Kenya Hunt’s appointment as the new Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK comes as no surprise. Her career spans working for some of the world’s most influential women’s titles globally. From her post-graduate days as an Assistant Editor at the seminal magazine, Jane, to her time as Deputy Editor of Grazia UK and ELLE UK.
As the founder of R.O.O.M. Mentoring, she advocates for greater diversity within the fashion industry by providing a supportive network for some of the many talented aspiring designers, journalists and image makers of colour London has to offer. In 2021, she was recognised by The British Fashion Council for her work and given a Global Leader Of Change Award at its annual Fashion Awards. An American based in London, she lives south of the river with her husband and two sons. Her critically-acclaimed book, Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood (HarperCollins/HQ), is out now.
Hunt’s debut for the September issue has hit newsstand. Print is only one part of a broader equation. Digital, and events in particular, will also play an important role in her strategy to grow the brand. The issue of Hunt’s editorship tackles topics like safeguarding social change and the future of women’s relationship with work alongside energetic shopping features and sparkly fashion spreads.
Hunt took the helm in March and now hopes to grow the brand’s reach and revenue by producing a magazine that speaks to “this moment,” as she terms it; broadening the scope and diversity of the readers it speaks to and more consciously interrogating the broader questions and debates women are engaging with right now.
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