Photography: Joseph Gainsborough / @gainsborg
Hair & Makeup: Olivia Cochrane / @oliviacochranemakeup
Stylist & Edwin Europe’s UK Wholesale Manager Tennesha Vanterpool shares with us her inspiration behind this shoot.
As a teenager, I wasn’t an outsider but I identified with many groups. I was one of the few black people in my school to listen to “alternative” music. I was discovering punk, metal and grunge as well as attending under 18 garage raves and learning to play bass guitar.
My parents weren’t super strict but I didn’t spend a lot of time out late so, instead, I consumed a LOT of music which, in turn, played a huge part in how I dressed. I wanted to look like a mash up of the people I saw on The Real World, Aaliyah and my peers who were into skating and Chino Moreno from the Deftones.
Tricia @trishgohhh wearing vest from Topshop, Carhartt Wip pants, Vans sneakers, chain from ASOS and New Era NY cap from JD Sports.
Ikram @kingxkram wearing t-shirt with lace attached from ASOS, Dr Marten boots and her own jewellery.
Melissa @_meliislx wearing hoody from Topshop, ASOS pants and Converse sneakers.
Isabelle @izab0o wearing halter top from Fila, silk pants & fishnet tights (models own) and Converse hi top sneakers.
Ikram @kingxkram wearing vest from Topshop, ASOS pants, Puma sneakers and tracktop from Kappa.
Melissa @_meliislx wearing dress from adidas originals, bomber jacket from Schott NYC and necklace (models own).