love is the answer, whatever the question

A cinematic story of love, style, courage, family and friendship, shot by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and Carlos Nazario on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, capturing our cover star Adesuwa Aighewi.

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Aug 13 2018, 8:18am

This article originally appeared in i-D's The Earthwise Issue, no. 353, Fall 2018.

Adesuwa wears dress Givenchy. Earrings Alexander McQueen.
Jan wears coat and trousers MSGM. Shirt Jil Sander. Belt Giorgio Armani. Jewellery model's own. Shoes Balenciaga.
Nazire and Quadec wear all clothing Topman. Belt stylist's own. Earring model's own.
Sergeulen wears dress Marc Jacobs.
Yimilya wears dress Chanel. Shoes model’s own. Chad wears suit and belt Fendi. Blazer (worn underneath) Topman. Shoes Hermès. Taira wears dress Jacquemus. Jewellery model's own. Shoes Clergerie. Kirtisha all clothing and shoes Prada. Jewellery model's own.
Magne wears dress Moschino. Shoes Prada. Kianna wears dress No.21. Jewellery model's own. Shoes Miu Miu. Simone wears suit Alexander McQueen. Bra and jewellery model's own. Jonathan wears shirt and trousers Wales Bonner. Socks Falke. Shoes Giorgio Armani.
Achok wears dress Valentino.
Imani wears suit Loewe. earrings Mounser. Necklaces model's own.
Selah wears top Area. Briefs stylist's own. Earrings model's own. Raiden wears trousers Prada. Belt Giorgio Armani.
Malaye wears blazer Y/Project. Suit jacket 3.1 Phillip Lim. Tylee wears all clothing Matthew Adams Dolan.
Riley wears coat Loewe. Hat Jacquemus.
Mason wears dress Nanushka. Jewellery model's own. Jimmy wears Trousers Wales Bonner. Jewellery model's own.
Morocco wears trousers Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. Shoes Balenciaga.
Marz wears dress Dior. Jewellery and baby model's own.
Left to right: Khalil wears jacket Sandro. Tank Sunspel. Trousers Rag & Bone. Ethan wears suit Raf Simons. Boots Hermès. Tylee wears all clothing Matthew Adams Dolan. Malaye wears blazer Y/Project.
Left to right: Najjee wears jacket and trousers Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. Shirt Matthew Adams Dolan. Shoes model's own. Aurel wears dress JW Anderson. Jewellery model's own. shoes Carel. Izzy wears jacket Mackage. Trousers Helmut Lang. shoes Adieu. Simone wears dress Junya Watanabe. Jewellery model's own. shoes Paul Andrew. Jan wears coat Maison Margiela. Trousers Ermenegildo Zegna. Jewellery model's own. shoes John Lobb. Franklin wears suit Giorgio Armani. Shoes Hermès. Elijah wears all clothing Givenchy. Kirtisha wears dress JW Anderson. Jewellery model's own. Shoes Paco Rabanne.
Kirtisha wears dress Prada. Sebastian wears Rollneck, trousers and belt Prada.
Left to right: Chauncey wears waistcoat and trousers Matthew Adams Dolan. Matthew wears suit Dior Homme. Sebastian wears coat Lacoste. Top Prada. Tylee wears all clothing Calvin Klein 205W39NYC. Taira wears dress Jacquemus. Jewellery model's own.
Jonathan wears shirt and trousers Wales Bonner. Socks Falke. Shoes Giorgio Armani. Tylee wears all clothing Matthew Adams Dolan. Auden wears suit dress Dries Van Noten. Tristen wears coat Land of Distraction. Shirt Matthew Adams Dolan. Trousers Ermenegildo Zegna. Shoes Rombaut.
Simone wears suit Alexander McQueen. Bra and jewellery model's own.
Left to right: Chauncey wears top Sunspel. Trousers Loewe. Shoes Balenciaga. Auden wears jacket Golden Goose. Trousers Canali. Shoes Balenciaga. Edwin wears blazer and belt Giorgio Armani. Trousers Giorgio Armani. Shoes A.P.C. Magne wears dress Moschino. Shoes Prada. Chad wears coat Off/White c/o Virgil Abloh. Tylee wears coat and shorts Matthew Adams Dolan. Socks Falke. Shoes Adieu. Jan wears trousers Sandro. Belt Giorgio Armani. Shoes Berluti. Brianna wears dress Camilla and Marc. Necklace and shoes Alexander McQueen. Aurel wears dress Balenciaga. Shoes Carel. Kianna wears dress No.21. Jewellery model’s own. Shoes Miu Miu. Jonathan wears trousers Wales Bonner. Shoes Giorgio Armani. Malaye wears blazer Y/Project. trousers 3.1 Phillip Lim. Simone suit Alexander McQueen. Bra model's own. Jewellery model's own. Shoes Paul Andrew. Ethan wears suits Raf Simons. Boots Hermès. Emily wears top Faith Connexion. Skirt 3.1 Phillip Lim. Shoes Tamara Mellon. Khalil wears coat Ludovic de Saint Sernin. Trousers Rag & Bone. Shoes Givenchy. Tristen wears jumper Hugo Boss. Trousers Calvin Klein 205w39nyc. Shoes Rombaut.
Indira wears dress Chloé. Jewellery model’s own.
Kianna wears dress NO.21. Jewellery model’s own. Jonathan wears trousers Wales Bonner.
Photography Oliver Hadlee Pearch. Styling Carlos Nazario . Adesuwa wears dress Givenchy.

Credits


Photography Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Styling Carlos Nazario

Hair Tina Outen at Streeters using Bumble and Bumble. Makeup Susie Sobol at Julian Watson Agency. Nail technician Christine Marshall for Dawn Sterling. Prop stylist Jennifer Pio. Photography assistance Mitchell Stafford, Matt Baffa and Teddy Nelson. Styling assistance Anna Devereux, Sanna Fried, Mohammed Diallo, Gene and Felix. Braids (Aurel) Rachel Polycarpe, Rochelle Walker, Sergio Estrada and Sheri Pinto. Braids (Chad) Sean Fears. Braids (Emily) Sheri Pinto. Make-up assistance Ayaka Nihei, Isabel Rosado, Kuma and Maria Pecararo. Production Jennifer Pio and Laszio Meresz. Casting Midland Agency.

Models Adesuwa Alghewi at The Society. Riley Montana, Selah Marley, Imani Sade at Next. Simone at St. Claire. Brandy, Jane Pablo, Chad and Sebastian at Midland. Achok Majak, Serguelen Mariano, Morocco and Indira Scott at DNA. Chauncey. Edwin. Tristen. Malaye. Emily. Kianna. Auden. Jonathan. Tylee. Ethan. Khalil. Brianna. Aurel. Magne. Mekala. Mason. Jimmy. Spirit. Kirtisha. Yimilya. Marz Lovejoy. Nomi Rasmussen-Lovejoy. Franklin. Taira. Izzy. Najjee. Elijah. Quadec. Nazire. Matthew. Raiden.