Shades of Fall
The hues you wear are more than just a color. Our Fall 2023 collection of monochromatic looks highlights the clean lines and considered proportions of the season’s silhouettes, allowing you to make your presence known and felt. Whether in the clarity of white, the power of black, or the vitality of red, your clothes set the tone.
Inspired by this sentiment, a collection of New York-based artists share their color theories—what the season’s shades evoke and how they inspire.
“In general red is a head-turner, so I tend to only wear it when I’m consenting to or encouraging the act of being seen.”
Zoë Buckman (b. 1985) is originally from Hackney, East London, and lives and works in New York. She studied at The International Center of Photography and was awarded an Art Matters Grant in 2017. She has shown in solo exhibitions at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London and the Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York with group exhibitions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Democratic National Convention, and more.
Buckman works across mediums from sculpture and film to embroidery and neon with an emphasis on feminist activism and storytelling.
“I feel simplicity when I wear black. I may seem mysterious at first glance, but there's a lot to discover within.”
Lee Quiñones was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (b. 1960), raised in New York City’s Lower East Side, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.. One of the originators of street art, Lee started painting on New York City’s streets and subway cars in the 1970s. Over the next decade, he would paint over 100 whole subway cars throughout the MTA system, then shift to a studio-based practice. He has had solo shows at MoMA PS1 and the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati and his paintings are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and more.
Quiñones’ work is often rooted in current pop culture, interwoven with political commentary.
Wardell Milan (b. 1977) is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, and lives and works in New York. He received his BFA in photography from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his MFA in Photography from Yale University. His work has been included in collections at the Whitney Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and countless others.
Building upon a conceptual foundation in photography, Milan’s multi-media practice encompasses drawing, collage, and painting to explore ideas of the body, beauty, and the unconscious.
Talia Levitt (b. 1989) lives and paints in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. She attended MFA at Hunter College and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at Rachel Uffner Gallery (2023) and group shows at Alexander Berggruen, Carl Kostyal, Fredericks and Freiser and Bill Brady Gallery.
Levitt’s signature trompe l’œil quilts are crafted from acrylic on canvas and explore themes of identity and family history.
“Brown is a beautiful color so if I'm wearing it I feel like I'm sharing what makes me feel good. Whether it's brown pants or a sweater, hopefully it helps me feel like me.”
Julia Chiang (b. 1978) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her degree in Art History and Studio Art from New York University, and her work has been widely exhibited internationally from the Nicola Vassell Gallery in New York (2023) to The Modern Institute in Scotland, Glasgow (2019).
Her latest paintings and ceramics expand a point of view frequently scrutinized in her practice: the oscillating pressure of internalized tenderness against external detachment.