Black and White Spring – Part 2

We know that things seem to be looking up for Spring, whether it’s intense spice shades, the easy breezy beauty of maximum length dressing or simply, black and white.The thing is – there is nothing simple about this season’s black-and-whites – they are all about romance!

Pretty Petals at Chanel SS09
Pretty Petals at Chanel SS09

Whether it’s the pretty flower-fall detail on a Chanel evening dress, or the sensuous folds and tucks of a waistline at Lanvin, black and white has lost its harder edge if only for a moment (see Karl’s lacier, racier, sex kitten in black from the same Chanel collection).

Nip/Tuck at Lanvin
Nip/Tuck at Lanvin

The window-pane check at Dries Van Noten is  easier on the eye, in chiffon and a pliable clutch.

Van Noten's Past, Checkered?

David Dixon’s perfect fit, tailored shift is softened by the intricate necklace.

Dixon's Tailored Romantic SS09

No illusions here, this is city dressing, at its best.

There is so much of the 18th century lately from the Victoriana necklace at Dixon, above and Karl’s collar detail to his Mughal chestplates for Chanel.

Victoriana at Chanel SS09
Regal and Rajasthani at Chanel SS09
Regal and Rajasthani at Chanel SS09

Very Jodhaa Akbar…minus the colour.

Jodhaa Akbar Aishwarya's Necklace on
Jodhaa's necklace masterpiece.

Watch for more black and white (and gold!) in a an upcoming post…

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