I’m obsessed with uniform clothing in families and I wanted to portray this phenomenon. Both of my parents come from an educated background, and I grew up living with the same kind of model they instilled in me. My father worked in insurance for over 30 years, and my mom in sales for 30 years.I love those images of families dressing in the same outfit, and this new collection dedicated to the face motif also has a similar feeling of staple goods. They’re now both entrepreneurs who own their own businesses, and I guess I’m trying to do the same thing they do and to bring those values to our family.And we’ll still have Kaleb Junior—and they’re going to be able to help look after him—but we’re going to be able to get our life ‘on’ and do some of the things we couldn’t when Kordale was so young.We’re looking forward to 40 and being able to travel the world with just one child.I have been thinking of the family concept for a long time. Jonny Johansson, Acne Studios Hello Kordale and Kaleb, I’m sorry for calling you so early in the morning. We come from opposite sides of the spectrum, and there’s no grey area.I’m very fond of it since I feel that at Acne Studios, we began as a collective and we saw each other as family back then. This is how we found Atlanta-based couple Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony and their four beautiful children, Desmiray, Maliyah, Kordale Junior and Kaleb Junior, and why we asked Inez and Vinoodh to photograph them in the New York City hotel room they were staying in during a holiday weekend. If you’re okay to begin our interview, perhaps we can start with you telling us a little about your family backgrounds and where you grew up? My parents have been married for 30 years now, and I grew up with the dog, the picket fence, and both parents still together.
Is one benefit of having three kids so young is that you have the energy to look after and play with them. How we look at it is, from Sunday to Friday, we’re all about the kids—we do everything with the kids, have a movie night, play games, cook together.I graduated high school, did two years in college but didn’t graduate.I then moved to Atlanta and met Kaleb about two years later, and we’ve been together for over six years now. This is all I know—I’ve been doing it since I was a teenager, through my twenties, and soon my thirties. I was getting in trouble with the law where I was, in Dubuque, Iowa, partying, doing drugs.Maliyah is more of the mouthy one who thinks she’s smarter than everybody.Desmiray is a diva; she’s the 10 year old going on 35. I used to be so excited, but now I’d much rather get a condo.