The Great Karl
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same” , Coco Chanel . What is it about the magic of black and white that always inspires designers and fashion addicts? How could something that simple always stay fresh and modern and bring a new approach in each season? Fashion always loved to experiment with contrasts, like mixing feminine and masculine elements or the collision of elegant and casual style. The eternal color contrast is always a favourite, just like jeans or the little black dress, the dominance of black and white never gets boring.
Victor Vasarely started the op art movement, which had a great influence on the fashion of the sixties and. Who could imagine Pierre Cardin’s revolutionary futuristic minidresses without those striking contrasting colors? Coco Chanel, the creator of the new feminism and the pioneer of elegance, Christion Dior loved it and used it for their most iconic creations. Now we think of the black and white as essential in an elegant wardrobe.
“Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.” Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer of Chanel and Fendi who also created his own label is one the contemporary enthusiasts of the fashion of black and white. The designer and photographer sees the women on the 21st century as bold and passionate femme fatales, who not only know what they want but also get it. His dramatic black and white looks are also hot and and have a feel of timeless elegance. His newest creations are now available on Fashion Days, check out the iconic pieces with a touch of seduction and daring. “My job is to bring out in people what they woulnd’t dare do themselves.” Karl Lagerfeld
Text credits: Erika - Fashion Days Hungary
Photo credits: Getty Images – Pascal Le Segretain / Rahman Roslan