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MONOCHROME MAGIC

April 24, 2015

The most refined of colour combinations, and the most contemplated by designers: monochrome is the emblem of excellence. 

 

The two monochromatic shades are paired to give life to and create iconic pieces, emblems of refinedness and elegance. From accessories to dresses, via tops, trousers and minidresses, the common denominator is the same: rigorously white and black. As if an optical throwback to the 70's, directly from Truman Capote: black and white. This season also presents monotone versions, wit constrasting buttons or graphic black highlights. Geometric and on trend are Givenchy and Proenza Schouler's clutchs, that stand out and complete monochrome looks that reference a metropolitan and contemporary style; urban looks with contrasting prints by Givenchy, N° 21, MSGM, preferably paired with skinny trousers and details that break up chromatic monotony. 

 

If black is synonymous with the 'little black dress', the pureness of white works best on long dresses. 

Total black minidresses, by Amen, Givenchy, Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane, direct from the catwalks, are the most worn by celebrities and street style vetrans. Black & white also triumphes on silk blouses, such as Alexander McQueen's style, and on 70's style trousers by Kenzo. Two tone rigour also works on shoes: Stella McCartney's lightweight rubber versions are perfect. If black is a must for minidresses, pure white stands out on Kenzo's  long dress, Acne Studios' tops and romantic minidresses by GIvenchy, Kenzo, Tory Burch and MSGM

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