Smiling in high fashion is something of a taboo. Yes, it exists, but when models are being groomed for the runway smiling is one expression of which they are first disabused. Still, when a model can not simply smile, but smile well, then it feels like a sudden burst of sunlight on a grey London day. Hiandra Martinez can smile and does so convincingly in the pages of the latest issue of i-D. Although it is the only such portrait in the story by photographer Letty Schmiterlow, that toothy grin of Hiandra’s greets readers on the opening page. “What change would I like to see in the world in 2018?” asks Hiandra, “More humanity, more cooperation, less racism, more communication, more teamwork.” See, that smile does not lie, it is backed up by genuine sentiment.

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Credits include: Publication, i-D Nº352 Summer 2018; Title, “Nights Are Warm and the Days Are Young”; Photography, Letty Schmiterlow; Styling, Max Clark; Hair, Kiyoko Odo using Bumble and bumble; Makeup, Nami Yoshida at Bryant Artists using M∙A∙C Cosmetics; Casting, Julia Lange at Artistry London; Production, Artistry London; Printed, Luke at Touch; Photography assistance, Andrew Moores, Heather Lawrence; Styling assistance, Louis Prier Tisdall.

Hiandra Martinez | i-D Summer 2018 (Photography: Letty Schmiterlow)

Hiandra Martinez | i-D Summer 2018 (Photography: Letty Schmiterlow)