The December issue of British Vogue, the highly-anticipated first edition under new editor Edward Enninful, is out with a striking cover and the promise of a diverse new era in the fashion world.

The stunning retro-esque cover features a close-up of Ghanaian-British model Adwoa Aboah in bright blue eye-shadow and a headscarf.

Enninful is the first black, first male and first gay editor of the magazine, which has been running since 1916.

Next to Adwoa’s picture is a list of British icons, from the worlds of fashion, politics, film, television, music and publishing.

Adwoa told the Daily Mail:

‘My head’s going this big. Being on this cover is the biggest thing that’s happened in my career.

‘There is this newfound love and space for activism within fashion. I never would have dreamt in a million years that I would have young girls coming up to me at Glastonbury or on the streets of LA, New York, London, and telling me how much GurlsTalk or seeing my picture in a magazine means to them, as a woman of colour.

‘I love being a mixed-race woman in 2017. I feel part of something big. There’s this understanding that we’re all in it together’