It’s become quite apparent that the combination of black and white in patterns, stripes, and layering is THE #1 trend to imitate for spring 2014! It shows that designers are thinking outside of the box when it comes to what is ‘seasonally’ appropriate, and that neutrals, generally reserved for the fall/winter season, are making their way into the spring/summer, and it actually feels fresh and contemporary! Below are examples of how three very different designers are interpreting the color combination.
Mara Hoffman used the black and white not as the focal point, but as the frame for her intricate, engineered prints that this season, Hoffman described as embodying the character of a “rainbow warrior princess.”
At Rebecca Minkoff, the black and white were used as an accent, almost like a staple of one’s wardrobe akin to jeans and a white t-shirt, letting other pattens and stripes give her pieces an iconic, highly recognizable look.
The black from the white found amongst a mixture of fabrication texture and details such as ruffles, ringe, and peek-a-boo cut outs revealing some serious skin were indiscernible from where one color ended and the next began at Hervé Léger.