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Fashion week is here again! And things look slightly familiar. It’s true that everywhere we see obvious current design trends like transparent fabrics, off-the-shoulder, lacing, fringing and studs. But, more than that, iconic style trends that have been around for decades are being pushed.
More than a hue, black is actually a strategy in fashion. Structurally, black goes beyond color and directs the focus to the garment ‘s design details. Black is a tool that can enhance the silhouette, the textile patterns and all other colors.
For some designers, white is just another color; it’s light, goes with black and it sells. But others appreciate its role in color theory and take great joy in its advantages. The key to using white is understanding value and simultaneous contrast.
Haute couture is design unadulterated by the concerns of ordinary marketing. It’s design for design’s sake, and the designer’s personal outlook on color must guide the choices each season. Often the natural course of a brand’s identity is low intensity colors – tints, tones and shades – or color use where no thought is given to color combinations.
Can you believe it – Menswear SS 2017 London is here already and it’s not even deep summer 2016. So, how are colors faring this season?