Helen Jennings is a London-based journalist, editor, consultant and author specialising in global fashion, arts and culture.
Helen is co-founder and editorial director of Nataal, a new media platform focussing on global African fashion, visual arts, music, travel and society. It's exclusive content hails the brightest storytellers, tastemakers and cultural revolutionaries via long form features, visual essays and fashion shoots. Nataal also hosts exhibitions and events in major cities around the world.
For over a decade, Helen's work has appeared in respected titles including: AnOther, Business of Fashion, Dazed&Confused, El Pais, The Face, Fader, Grazia, Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, iD, LULA, Neo2, NeverUnderdressed, Nova, Oyster, Russh, Sunday Times, Time Out and Trace.
Helen was editor of Arise, the large format global African fashion and culture magazine, for five years. The pioneering title won awards and was distributed to over 25 countries. Cover girls included Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, Kerry Washington and Tyra Banks plus she landed interviews with luminaries such as Franca Sozzani, Idris Elba, Grace Jones and Femi Kuti.
Helen is author of New African Fashion (Prestel), the first coffee table book to celebrate contemporary designers, models and image makers from the continent. It was favourably reviewed in Vogue, L'Officiel, the New York Times and Surface. She's also contributed essays to three further books, Fashion: The Whole Story (Thames&Hudson), Haute Africa (Lanoo) and Fashion Cities Africa (Intellect).