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Former KHS student and self-described "King William's Town girl" Asanda Sizani has been appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of GLAMOUR Magazine.

Asanda succeeds previous editor and magazine icon Pnina Fenster, who left GLAMOUR in March to pursue new interests.

In addition to representing the brand’s editorial vision, Asanda is also charged with developing a fresh vision for GLAMOUR and spearheading new ways to connect with the brand’s diverse audience.

“I am honoured and humbled to be taking up the mantle of Editor-in-Chief of GLAMOUR at such a pivotal time for all women’s voices,” she said.

Asanda started her magazine career as the youngest fashion editor of Drum, before going on to become the first black fashion editor at Elle, fashion editor for Woolworths' WMag and fashion editor of Destiny and Destiny Man magazines. She returned to the global ELLE brand as fashion & beauty director.

A proud supporter of all things local, in 2013, Asanda was Curator for Design Indaba and was a member of the Berlin UP Fashion Committee which creates trade and networking opportunities for African designers in Germany.

Asanda has an Art Direction background from having studied at Red & Yellow School of Advertising. Previously, she completed a Design Foundation course through Cape Peninsula University of technology (CPUT). In January 2017, British fashion retailer Topshop collaborated with her on an AsandaXTopshop range.

Asanda is the winner of the 2017 Standard Bank Rising Star Awards in the Media & Advertising category. The awards recognize individuals of excellence, who have a strong vision for the future and an ability to create it.

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