BLACK AND WHITE ARE PARTNERS IN CRIME, A GRAPHIC MATCH THAT UNITES THE BLOCKED, STRIPED AND CROSS-HATCHED DUALS THAT JOLT THROUGH THIS FALL SEASON. WE’RE TURNING THE CONTRAST ON SHARP, AT THE VERGE OF OUR FASHION WEEK COUNTDOWN, TO TEASE THE EYE IN A WAY THAT NO OTHER TWO-TONES WILL.
Emanuel Ungaro’s uptown funk aligned with the black and white parade that swung Fausto Puglisi’s black lipped beauties with sheer flow to the classically tailored suiting of the collection’s Le Smoking rendition. Ungaro’s black and white polka dots where optically blurred for a graphic smudge that left a mark like metallic dust. Polka dots peaked their corners at Louis Vuitton, where diamond geometries played with fur. Checkered laced stripes at Valentino shifted to Emilio Pucci’s dash of the pen to assert an Op Art romance.
Take a Charlotte Olympia’s clutch as a contra-toned extra, a bold accessory fixture for testing the peripheries of the black and white sphere- you’ll be hooked. Pucci flares took the skinny stripes and at Victoria Beckham a lateral black band wrapped the body like primer. Staying hidden in Céline sure enough won’t last long in the zebra-hued coat that kept a holster securely fastened like armor, a black and white filter securely tucked in place among Pheobe Philo’s feral playground.