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Fashion trend: Black and White

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Ultra chic black and white sets the stage for the season’s couture quality cuts. The classic non-colour combo is back in a big way, with designers endorsing the timeless palette from Paris to New York and back again.

New captivating shapes, cuts and prints have us looking at the black and white trend in a whole new light. Ample amounts of white-on-top, black-on-bottom ensembles looked both classic and sophisticated on the runways at Balenciaga, whose voluminous shapes paid homage to the fashion house’s original silhouettes and at Meadham Kirchhoff, whose structured looks are easily worn off the runway. Gareth Pugh showed off a contemporary eveningwear take on the colour palette, pairing a stiff, floor sweeping white jacket over a black gown. The trendsetting duo behind Proenza Schouler, who are clearly on their A-game with their recent CFDA award for Womenswear Designer of the Year, presented a mostly black and white collection for fall. Oversized, rounded white jackets and high-waisted knee length black skirt were the perfect fall wardrobe inspiration.

Designers showed us there’s no shortage of options when it comes to styling the two-tone trend for colder temperatures. Dior produced black and white wool crochet bustiers and knitted wool skirts for sexy, fall-proof looks for the upcoming season. Glamorous black and white furs were a hit at Altuzarra where fur mitts and collars accessorized leather jackets and wool pea coats. Black and white fur accents were equally successful on the Fall 2013 runway at Valentino ratifying the fashionable black and white fur combination as a win-win.

Geometric prints caught our eye at Helmut Lang, where bold black and white shapes decorated a large part of the collection’s tailored pieces. The high impact angular print was also seen in black and white at Derek Lam and at Giorgio Armani, whose modern take on the timeless neutrals has us excited to rock the trendy shades this fall. Also employing geometric prints was J.W. Anderson, whose simplistic black and white designs reaffirm the popularity of the do-no-wrong colours. A particular white turtleneck with a single black linear band won our hearts with its originality.

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