It’s Black and White

It's Black and White

It's Black and White

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Once again, monochrome sits comfortably in the top 10 of the trends chart, having held its place for many seasons, and no wonder – this timeless look is simple, raw and as the tonal mixture implies, easy to wear throughout the day and into the night. Bright, floral patterns wither away, succumbing to an elegant, polar combination of black and white. Monochrome exudes sophistication whilst highlighting your figure through the optical illusion of innovative design compositions.

This season saw designers expertly revolutionising conventional black and white patterns into contemporary detailing and dynamic, asymmetrical shapes. Take for example Carolina Herrera’s three dimensional clash of overlaid lines, YSL’s considered angle placement to magnify each fold in the gathered dresses or Roksanda Ilincic’s tonal layering which elevated depth and volume.

Stripping back to basic black and white hues emphasises the garment’s texture and Erdem took this notion further by bestowing sheer fabrics with intricate appliqué embroidery, rousing a romantic softness within an otherwise frigid look.

Black and white designs imply a deeper consideration of shape and proportion, both of which are a focal point this season and undoubtedly a way to stand out in a whole new dimension.

Text: Alisa Milchevskaya

Edited by: Maisy Molloy

Photos Courtesy of Vogue.co.uk