PUBLISHER OF BRITISH GQ AND GQ STYLE, VANESSA KINGORI SITS DOWN IN HER ‘VANESSA’ BROGUES DESIGNED BY RICHARD BRAQO TO DISCUSS HEELS, INSPIRATION AND WHY JOSEPHINE BAKER REMAINS ONE OF HER MOST SIGNIFICANT ROLE MODELS.
Vanessa Kingori has worked for Conde Nast UK for the last 7 years and was recently appointed Publisher of British GQ magazine in March 2015. She is also notably the first female head of the male dominated brand in over a quarter of a century and the first and only black Publisher in Conde Nast UK’s 100-year history, as well as being the youngest serving Publisher within the company. With a keen interest in youth development, she holds a role as Visiting Fellow at the University of the Arts London and sits on the board of The Grange premium Healthcare Facility in her native island of St. Kitts. She is also noted as one of Britain’s overall Most Influential Black Briton’s on the 2016 PowerList.