Black and white: 11 ways to embrace this graphic trend now


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Go beyond the basic blue jean and hit a high note in bold black and white. We’re toning things down after a season of brights and decadent embellishments. Follow in Alicia Key’s streamlined New York Fashion Week steps, with a fail-proof pair of chic two-toned trousers. Or opt for a playful print as Kate Middleton did with the fun polka dot number she wore earlier this summer. Either way you wear it, this trend has legs.

The graphic trend was a hit on the fall runways, with fashion designers giving their stamp of approval to the classic colour combination. Black and white stole the show at Proenza Schouler—the Fall 2013 collection was void of almost any colour—appearing on rounded jackets, sleek trousers and printed accessories. A standout ermine-esque black and white coat at Céline ranks high on our must-have list, and Rick Owens ‘s entire collection went from black to white and back again, solidifying this graphic trend as our new go-to.

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