To be an editor or writer for a fashion magazine is a position that many people dream about. Have you watched the movie "The evil wears Prada"? Then you know what I mean. In the movie a smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.
Eduard Enninful, who will depart his current position as fashion and style director of W Magazine to take up his new position on August 1, revealed that he was "most excited to tell my father about my appointment. He immigrated to England from Ghana with my mother and six children."
The Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents.
150 high school and college students (designers-to-be) were selected by the White House to participate in this first of its kind Fashion Education Workshop, aiming to show what it takes to be a success in the fashion industry.
The US Vogue editor – who is regarded as one of the most influential voices
in the fashion world - empathises with new stylists and designers because
the fashion market is currently swamped with impressive talent.
She said: “Now is not an easy time to start as a young designer - unless you are very special and dedicated, and not afraid of hard work.”
The magazine chief says upcoming designers must question their determination and longevity before committing to a fashion career as it is growing increasingly difficult to become an established name in the industry.