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This spring, win the game of style by choosing black and white

Text: Yiota Dendrinou


For Spring/ Summer 2013, designers invested in the timeless and elegant combination of black and white. Whether you choose the op art dresses of Marc Jacobs with a 1960s touch or the harlequin’s patterns of Balmain, you will look effortlessly chic. French House Balenciaga gave its own interpretation of black and white, by creating the perfect contemporary flamenco skirts, while Louis Vuitton made the right moves with its checked patterns, which remind us a real life chessboard.


Marc Jacobs, Balmain



Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton


Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia



Shoes and clutch, both, Dries Van Noten


On the other hand, if you are an admirer of simple chic, choose a pair of black pants like in the catwalks of Celine or Jason Wu and combine it with a white top or choose an all-time classic tuxedo as we saw in Alexander McQueen andSaint Laurent.



Balenciaga, Balmain


Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen


 Reed Krakoff, Jason Wu



Celine, Jason Wu


Chloe, Celine


However, you can take the styling process one step forward and look like a contemporary “warrior” in black and white, exactly as New Yorkers, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler taught us.



Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang




Acne, Prada


The choice lies with you, so don’t be afraid to be a little more edgy and give new life in the classic combination of black and white.



Dries Van Noten, Sophia Webster



Marc Jacobs, Sophia Webster