Fashion photographer Craig McDean captured the cover of British Vogue Magazine‘s May 2018 edition featuring top models Adut Akech, Faretta, Fran Summers, Halima Aden, Paloma Elsesser, Radhika Nair, Selena Forrest, Vittoria Ceretti, and Yoon Young Bae. In charge of styling was Edward Enninful, with casting direction from Ashley Brokaw. Beauty is work of hair stylist Orlando Pita, makeup artist Diane Kendal, and manicurist Megumi Yamamoto.
“I must say, assembling a star cast of fashion’s most-talked-about new faces proved a truly exciting task. Even five years ago – and certainly 10 or 20 years ago – if you were shooting a group cover like this, the girls would not have looked like these young women do. But one of the great positives of the past few months is the fashion industry finally embracing a concept that has defined my entire working life: diversity. When I say diversity, I want to be clear that it is never just about black and white for me. It’s about diversity across the board – whether that’s race, size, socio-economic background, religion, sexuality. That’s what I want to celebrate with this cover.” – Edward Enninful in his editor’s letter for Vogue UK’s May 2018 issue.