Whereas school might not exactly be a place for smart people, its one enduring attraction for the enrolled is recess. Yes, recess, that sacred institution of the school day the falls in between classes that may or may not involve stationary playground equipment. Life after school affords little reprieve of this kind, but that has not stopped the good people at Hero from reimagining this educational mainstay in an editorial by photographer Paolo Zerbini and stylist Michelle Cameron featuring Jaleen Oliver. “Recess Part 2” as it is titled takes place in Miami’s Little River neighborhood and celebrates the colorful side of this season’s menswear. To that end, Jaleen (pictured) tromps through the neighborhood wearing a jacket, jeans, and shoes, all by Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh. Jaleen brings to this story a genuine vitality, the strength of which ought to still even the most vigilant of school bells.

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Credits include: Publication, Hero N°18 Fall / Winter 2017; Title, “Recess Part 2”; Photography, Paolo Zerbini; Styling, Michelle Cameron; Hair and makeup, Sage at Creative Management; Photography assistance, Sandra Furtschegger, Robert McKim; Styling assistance, Erika Golcher; Casting, David Chen; Production, Dario Callegher for P.Studio; Production coordination, Livio Mancinelli.

Jaleen Oliver | Hero Fall / Winter 2017 (Paolo Zerbini)

Jaleen Oliver | Hero Fall / Winter 2017 (Paolo Zerbini)