Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Black is Black...



The equalizer... the sophisticate... the edgy... the uniform... the staple... the fashion forward... the surprising... all these describe a humble black item.

Originally the colour of mourning in many cultures, it has transcended our consciousness to dwell in the everyday.  A neutral, a base, a highlight and a focus - the acceptance of a whole black wardrobe can be probably traced back to the early 80's and the Japanese designers (Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons) and the tradition continued with Dolce & Gabbana immortalizing the Sicilian seductress.  Across couture to high street and mass market, the colour is seen on shoes & bags (of course), jeans (can't live without them), jackets and blazers (finish off an outfit), to homewares (textiles, interior wall paint, kitchen cabinetry and bathroomware).  

Kate Lanphear in top to toe black,  via Fashionologie

Still from video - Edelkoort productions via Trend Tablet  via Eat Drink Chic

 "...black became the symbol of a certain bourgeoisie with the revival of the universal little black dress, going out of its realm fashion embraced a hell’s angels aesthetic and going on as usual the left bank sense of style initiated in the time existentialism and fimed by the nouvelle vague continued to seduce..."

7 comments:

C said...

I sooooo agree with you!
Currently wearing black leggins with blac boots and a golden sweater. Its part of my everyday routine in terms of clothes, specially being pregnant!
lol!
Have a wonderful Tuesday, sweetie!

classiq said...

Definitely can't imagine my wardrobe without black. Sophisticated and timeless, it always feels the right choice, especially in those moments lacking inspiration. :)
Ada

Neda said...

I would say at least fifty percent of my wardrobe is black. The rest is just to accessorize the black! :)

Thea vintage said...

Love black! And I must admit that 80 procent of my wardrobe is black. Now that spring it on is way - I try to wear colour more.

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

I'm always a fan of black, it never dates or goes out of style. Love your picks! xx

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

You can't go wrong with black!

I used to wear black a lot more when we lived in Iceland, I think about 70% of my wardrobe was black! Now it's more like 30% ;-)

Audrey said...

Can't do with out it! beautiful post Helen.

Audxx

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