By: Ashleigh K. Copeland
Usually the colors named in trends for spring include actual colors, but this season black and white dominated the runways. Alexander Wang showed an entire collection of black and white as well as other designers like Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu. I personally love wearing black because it’s so versatile, so this trend is one of the best for spring in my opinion. I know I get inspired from trends seen on the runway, and try to recreate those looks in my own way. Pairing a plain black T-shirt or tank with coral shorts, a great cork wedge, chunky bracelets, and hoop earrings is the perfect look on a sunny spring day. What do you think of this season’s black and white trend?
Marc Jacobs finale showcased each look from his collection in a unique way. Hair and makeup for the collection was clearly inspired from the late 1950-1960’s mod-look. The long sleeved maxi dresses continue the trend of mixing and matching patterns and prints. Marc Jacobs has re-imagined the maxi dress for spring 2013.
Jason Wu’s designs are feminine and functional with a contemporary twist. This sheer black top paired with the stark, white, structured skirt and simple black stilettos stay on trend and true to Wu’s aesthetic. This look is perfectly styled mixing complimentary colors red, white, and black. It’s simple yet chic!
Moschino spunks up the black & white trend with an all-white suit with black details, bowler hat, white biker gloves, and silver pumps. The white cropped trousers have button embellishments, black faux pockets and waist band. The cropped jacket incorporate another spring trend, stripes, on the lapels.
Marc Jacobs was clearly inspired by the mod era and black and white because he used it for Louis Vuitton as well as his own collection. The twin look he used , as creative director for Louis Vuitton, was made for this trend. The wide leg pants and satin jacket and coat are each paired with stunning kitten heels. Headbands have made their way back onto the runway for spring with bows adding a feminine touch.