ELLE UK have announced that their September issue, on sale from 28 July, is the first to be fully edited by new editor-in-chief, Kenya Hunt, and introduces an evolution for the brand with a design refresh, new sections throughout the magazine, new ELLE UK voices and the launch of a variety of new series on the website.
With Grammy-award winning singer Lizzo as its cover star, the publisher added, the issue centres on the theme of reinvention and invites readers to reimagine new possibilities for tomorrow, including the way women live, love, work, or dress.
ELLE UK explain that their design evolution features bright, bold photography and the fashion pages showcase a creative, playful typography inspired by early, archival issues of ELLE UK, paying homage to the brand’s DNA with a fresh and modern aesthetic.
The new sections introduced to the magazine, the publisher continues, include: ‘The Moment’, an essay by an established writer connecting moments in the world of fashion to the cultural, personal and political; ‘Agenda’, a curated edit of what should be on readers’ radar from the worlds of fashion, art, food, interiors, film and more; ‘First Look’, everything new and next in the world of fashion and culture; ‘Style + Shop’, which combines inspiring shoots with edits of the most covetable pieces and indispensable what-to-wear solutions; and ‘In + Out’, an entertaining guide to staying in and going out.
ELLE UK say that they will also launch a series of new features on ELLE.com/UK that reflect the refresh, including ‘The Future Of Fashion’, exploring the new technology, designers, collectives and ideas set to redefine the way we look at the world of fashion and our wardrobes; ‘Beyond the Girl Boss’, which champions the women and collectives redefining work culture; ‘Fashioning Myself’, where ELLE UK women chronicle the evolution of their look; ‘Cut to Size’, which will shine a light on the designers, models and advocates reimagining the body in fashion and pushing for a more size-inclusive industry for all; and ‘Creating A Culture Shift’, celebrating the women whose work has helped revolutionise the conversation around women’s rights, sustainability and social justice.
Following the appointment of Kenya Hunt as editor-in-chief in March this year, says ELLE UK, new contributing editors have also been unveiled in the issue. As part of their remit, they will be contributing features across a range of subject matters, both online and in print. These include:
- Author and podcaster, Jessica Andrews
- Author and ethical fashion consultant, Aja Barber
- Cook and author, Ixta Belfrage
- Writer, broadcaster and influencer, Camille Charrière
- Author and broadcaster, Emma Dabiri
- Art historian, curator and writer, Aindrea Emelife
- Writer, consultant and content creative director, Lynette Nylander
- The Stack World founder and entrepreneur, Sharmadean Reid
- Doctor and founder of Skndoctor, Dr Ewoma Ukeleghe
- Designer, fashion & textiles lecturer and educationalist, Berni Yates
Kenya Hunt, editor-in-chief, ELLE UK, says: “From the new thought leaders driving global movements to the UK’s emerging creatives reshaping the future of fashion, I’m proud to shine a light on the women and ideas defining our brave new era — and honoured to do it with an incredible team. It’s an exciting time for ELLE UK as we invite our readers to join us in making sense of this moment and forging an exciting way forward.”