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Model Elliott Jay Brown’s defining facial features are among his most famous attributes and inspire our “In Neutral” editorial for Spring/Summer 2016.

Enamored by his freckles, photographer Amber Grace Dixon and stylist Safiya Yekwai wanted their shoot to feel soft and natural, just like Brown’s skin tone. To convey this, they thought up the idea of a car being in neutral in which “the shift lever of a vehicle [is] in the position where the motor is running but is not powering the wheels or other moving parts.”

As such, high-fashion pieces from Xander Zhou, Blood Brother, maharishi and Cottweiler are rendered in tonal nudes, beiges and browns to really drive the point home.

Elsewhere, be sure to check out Slam Jam Socialism’s recently unveiled SS16 editorial.

  • Photography: Amber Grace Dixon
  • Styling: Safiya Yekwai
  • Grooming: Piera Berdicchia
  • Photography Assistant: Theodora Papanikita
  • Styling Assistant: Klara Forman
  • Model: Elliott Jay Brown @ Wilhelmina
  • Brands featured: Blood Brother, Ruth Peterson, Maharishi, Cottweiler, Xander Zhou, IKLA & MOHSIN
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