Grey Matter

Photographed by Jim Lafferty

Styled by Mindi Shapiro Levine

Written by Brett Levine

Art Direction by Robin Colter

Hair by Tonya Jones, Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Makeup by Angela King Layman, Tonya Jones SalonSpa 

Assisted by Amanda Widis and Erik Fountain

Model, Ashley Burgess

Special thanks to John Fields, Curator of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts


Grey sits at the intersection of light and dark, and this season it’s the color you should shift into focus. From tones so light they could fade into white to hues so deep they could tip into black, grey highlights how diverse a seemingly simple neutral can be.

Set against the unexpected volumes and forms of the Randall Stout-designed Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at UAB, this season’s fashions are taut with form and rich with texture. Just as Stout’s geometries create unique spatial experiences, here the juxtapositions of fabrics, textiles, and materials showcase just how rich grey can be. Leave your preconceptions of grey behind—nothing about what you see here is bland or boring. Instead, delve into the simplicity and beauty of grey matter this winter.

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