Monday, April 19, 2010

Black and White: The timeless couple

 I was immediately inspired by Jamie Nelson's photography. This black-and-white project really shows the true beauty of of this classic duo. White, the fundamental, all inclusive color, and black, the absence of color, symbolize complete opposites. Yet, when they work together in a pattern or an outfit, they only complement each others.

Black-and-white does not have to be a boring combo, or only associated with the corporate world. On the contrary, these two colors can convey a lot of different nuances to an outfit. The pattern is often  times what matters most, or at least how you play with black and white solid pieces. The end product can be a lot of fun. It can be edgy and hip (Yves Saint Laurent) or delicate (Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Badgley Mischka). Black and white floral patterns can immediately suggest colors (DKNY), even if you're not wearing any (other than white and black, that is). Black and white stripes can create a very structured look with geometric elements (Givenchy). The possibilities really are endless.

See how some of the big names in the fashion world displayed Black-and-white ensembles for Spring/Summer 2010.

Runway photographs:

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