Saturday, 13 October 2012

Dress in Black & White Graphics

The black and white combination has been gaining momentum for a while and next season evolves into new territories, much more playful and fun. This trend takes inspiration from Op-Art artists such as Victor Vasarely, whose kinematic images create dynamic moving impressions depending on the viewpoint.

Etro and Marc Jacobs
Etro and Marc Jacobs (photos: edited from

 A wide range of designers presented clothes with graphic effects on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk shows, embracing a new energy in multiple forms, from vertical and horizontal stripes to squares and more abstract shapes.

Chanel and Louis Vuitton
Chanel and Louis Vuitton (photos: edited from

Marc Jacobs was spot on both in his own line and for Louis Vuitton, impressing the fashion press and bloggers alike with a vibrant take on graphic explorations, not only in black and white but also adding other colours to the equation.

Costume National and Eli Saab
Costume National and Eli Saab (photos: edited from

This is not a time to dwell in the past or future but to deal with the present with vigor and enthusiasm. Challenging economic circumstances demand extreme measures and no colours represent better antagonist forces than black and white.

Issey Miyake and Moschino
Issey Miyake and Moschino (photos: edited from

Women in particular have to be bold and audacious to fight for their empowerment in all walks of life. Black and white also represent balance which is crucial to maintain when things push us over the edge. 

Roland Mouret and Stella McCartney
Roland Mouret and Stella McCartney (photos: edited from

Somehow the most intuitive designers apprehend what is going on and translate it onto the catwalk. My favourite interpretations of the black and white graphics trend are from Viktor & Rolf and also Giles, who literally gives women wings!

Viktor & Rolf and Giles
Viktor & Rolf and Giles (photos: edited from

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