Let the September issue of Vogue sound the death knell for the myth that magazines with black people on the covers do not sell. Preposterous! i-D has long championed diversity and its covers for the Fall 2018 that includes Next’s own Anok Yai is a testament to that commitment. Inside the so called Earthwise Issue, there is a cover story by Oliver Hadlee-Pearch and the excellent Carlos Nazario that demands praise. “Think Positive!” as it is called features a trio of girls at Next including Imani Sade, Selah Marley, and Riley Montana. Shot on the streets of Brooklyn, the story celebrates autumn collections, but in a manner far removed from the staid treatments that are prevalent in high fashion publications. New Face Imani (pictured) appears first in the story wearing a suit by Loewe. As her first foray into print, this is a moment worth toasting as is the whole of the story and for that matter the issue.

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Credits include: Publication, i-D Nº353 Fall 2018; Title, “Think Positive!”; Photography, Oliver Hadlee Pearch; Styling, Carlos Nazario; Hair, Tina Outen at Streeters using Bumble and bumble; Makeup, Susie Sobol at Julian Watson Agency; Manicure, Christine Marshall for Dawn Sterling; Prop styling, Jennifer Pio; Casting, Midland Agency.

Imani Sade | i-D Fall 2018 (Photography: Oliver Hadlee-Pearch)

Imani Sade | i-D Fall 2018 (Photography: Oliver Hadlee-Pearch)