Gush alert: Dilone is as beautiful inside as she is out. When she’s not modelling, she teaches kids dance at Urban Dove in New York City. Her smile lights up a room. Who better, then, to capture the new season’s spirit of optimism?
‘It took 2.5 years before my career got going. Things changed when I signed to DNA, so I’d like to think it was my persistence that paid off.’
In real life
‘To a casting, I usually wear something like skinny jeans, boots and a turtleneck. I prefer to keep it minimal for castings so they can see my shape (or lack thereof) haha!’
Above: Dilone’s street style (Asia Typek, Melodie Jeng, Blaublut Edition/Jason Jean).
Living for today
‘If I was given a time machine, I wouldn’t go backwards – I imagine that being a queer woman of colour, I wouldn’t have gotten much of my expression through in any other era.’