Back in the summer of ’09, i-D took to the streets of London and snapped the second generation of stars from talent farmyard and Brit TV success story Skins for The P.Y.T. Issue. Two and a half years on, with the previous batch lighting-up screens and breaking hearts left, right and centre, we’ve done it all over again with the latest intake.
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The third crew to board the merry Skins ship, Dakota Blue Richards, Sebastian De Souza, Sean Teale, Jessica Sula, Alexander Arnold, Will Merrick, Laya Lewis, Freya Mavor and Sam Jackson are the tip top talented teens poised to shake things up this month as the show sets sail onto our screens for its sixth series. With all but Sam (who plays enigmatic new character Alex) returning for their second series of the hit show, they’re now seasoned screen dwellers and if history is to repeat itself, stars of the future. The same watershed shattering high jinx is to be expected from the still oh so young, but now rather experienced team of writers, and with the team hopping o’er to Morocco for episode one, the cast followed in the footsteps of SJP and her Sex and the City ladies, but here’s hoping Team GB serve a less heavy-handed portrayal of their surroundings. With the hotter-than-hot troupe set for starry, starry heights it’s a must-see, if only to bag yourself future bragging rights in the form of “Oh, I remember Freya when she was in Skins” type statements. Get scrolling. Get gazing. Get under the SKIN.
Text: Sean Baker
Photographer: Jessie Craig
Styling: Rose Forde
Hair: Elliot Bssila @ DW Management
Makeup: Liz Martins @ DW Management
Styling Assistance: Margherita Alaimo
Hair Assistance: Kieron, Anna Tyminska
From left. Look 1: Dakota wears jacket Schott. Look 2: Sean wears coat Burberry. Trousers John Varvatos. Sunglasses Ray Ban. Laya wears top Orla Kiely. Coat and boots John Rocha. Sunglasses Ray Ban. Sebastian wears jacket McQ. Shorts Ksubi. Shirt A Child Of The Jago. Shoes Dr Martens. Sunglasses Ray Ban. Freya wears t-shirt stylist’s own. Jeans Paul Smith. Jessica wears dress Burberry. Jacket Ksubi. Shoes French Sole. Dakota wears jacket Schott. Jeans Ksubi. Socks Happy Socks. Shoes Burberry. Will wears jacket Schott. Shirt Paul Smith. Trouers John Varvatos trousers. Shoes Dr Martens. Sunglasses Ray Ban. Sam wears scarf John Varvatos. Shirt and vest Ksubi. Trousers Burberry. Shoes Dr Martens. Alexander wears jacket and trousers A Child Of The Jago. Vest Ksubi. Scarf John Varvatos. Shoes Dr Martens. Sunglasses Ray Ban. Look 3: Will, as in look 2. Look 4: Sean wears coat Burberry. Trouers John Varvatos. Shoes Dr Martens. Look 5: All as in look 2.