Fashion for spring is back in black. Black never went anywhere. Of course it’s a perennial favourite with the crowd at the New York Fashion Week, but for spring collections, the look wasn’t terribly sunny.
The nod to the Spring/Summer season was to offset the black with white and shades of nude, blush and stone, all part of the overall muted look that dominated the recently concluded fashion week in New York. Yet the black wasn’t severe, especially rendered in feather weight fabrics in sheer organza, tulle and black lace.
A wave of black swept the runways of Rodarte, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka and Jill Stuart. “You’ve heard what the new black is? It’s black,” joked host Ross Matthews, from Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show.