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

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
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