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.
Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen
Reed Krakoff, Jason Wu
Celine, Jason Wu
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
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