Fall ’12 Trend: Film Noir (Black & White)

October 16, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog, Trends


If you are over the shocking neon colors of last summer or were just never into them in the first place, have we got great news for you. There was a new anti-color blocking trend which ruled the runways for Fall ’12 – black & white. Together. Is there any better contrast? Seriously the fall ’12 runway was literally chalk full of black & white stories that evoke a modern day film noir. From bold prints to graphics to leather to delicate lace…black & white is mixed in every fabric and pattern you can imagine. So whether you prefer a bold print or a crisp white button down and a black bottom (a la Carolina Herrera) you will find this color combo works for any and all age groups and every body type. That’s why it keeps coming back. Black & white was seen not only last Spring, but will be again for next Spring. Black & white is uncomplicated, yet  is the ultimate in sophistication. Here are 10 black & white gems to try now:

1. Alice + Olivia Josefina Cutout Dress, $297

2. Alexander McQueen Lace-Print Pencil Dress, $1495

3. KARL Palma Contrast-trimmed Wool-blend Pants, $230

4. Boutique 9 Kya Pumps, $150

5. Yves Saint Laurent Large Cabas Chyc Leather Tote, $2895

6. Emilio Pucci Contrast-Lapel Tuxedo Jacket & Sheer-Side Halter Gown, $585

7. 3.1 Phillip Lim Trompe L’Oeil Dress, $675

8. Proenza Schouler Merino Wool and Cotton-blend Waffle-knit Sweater, $725

9. Kelly Wearstler Horizon Leather Gloves, $250

10. Alexander Wang Ribbed Contrast Sweater, $510


–Lauren Dimet Waters

Image Layout: Jade Brown

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One Response to Fall ’12 Trend: Film Noir (Black & White)

  1. Style says:

    The Pucci outfit is so hot. Love the look.

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