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Modern Monochrome

Modern Monochrome

Harness the opposing power of black and white. The result? Striking. Stylish. Chic.

While we’re inundated with colorful prints, kaleidoscopic hues and richly decorative fabrics, there is an enduring combination that never seems to fade or feel irrelevant: black and white.

How to wear it?

The discipline of black and white is at its most effective in clean and contemporary lines. Sleek leather cigarette pants with a lightweight ivory knit. A classically cut LBD in Ponte; a heavier weight fabric that hugs and flatters. Alternatively, try your monochrome in a print.  A bold and chic pairing that’s indisputably timeless.

Fashion Week

This fashion season, however, the pairing of the dynamic duo (black and white) has been scarce.

Gucci has eschewed the pairing in favour of more vibrant, pigmented and saccharine hues. Likewise, Prada was not far behind: the pairing of red and pink was particularly prominent, embellished with electric fluro socks.

On the other side of the pond, black and white was little to be seen. Erdem, as usual, embraced his delectable and renowned florals with a colourful edge, with Burberry reworking their check print to appeal for younger audience members, influencers, bloggers and bygone models.

But, for myself, the humble pairing of black and white is classic, timeless and remains at the forefront of flattering fashion.

Whether it’s the 9-5, date night, dinner or evening musing – black and white is a near perfect choice.

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Gucci favoured bold and saccharine hues Getty images

 

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Prada really wasn’t far behind Gucci, the favoured fashion house enjoyed pairing eclectic pigments together Getty images
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Burberry goes bold Getty Images

 

Catherine McMaster
Editor | Producer | Writer | Project Manager Editor - Sunseeker Magazine Editor - Gaggenau Magazine Contributing Editor - THE SUN | NEWS UK

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