Not one LBD did Karl Lagerfeld show in his latest Haute Couture show for Chanel. It looks that fashion-wise black is so far from being back, it’s somewhere stuck on the moon, which makes me feel rather silly to have stocked up on black clothes in my latest shopping spree. I didn't even want to, I wanted colours and patterns… but something always makes me come back to black.
No matter if pastels, mustard or tribal prints are en vogue, black stays the eternally fashionable colour. Yes, it might add years to our teint and make us look drained, but it's also slimming and gives the wearer sincerity à la: "You may all dance around like peacocks, but I've got never-changing eternity on my side, I’m not influenced by little fashion whims and frolics." (Why else is the whole staff of Vogue mostly clad in black; not to mention King Karl and Coco themselves?)*
I might give other hues a try, but when in doubt/lazy/undecided/not up for experiments the shade that doesn’t emit or reflect light will always be my fall-back choice.
So what about you? Is it good-bye to black for you this season or are you sticking to the colour of nobility, experience and death**?
**They just want to lock slimmer, you say? Fair point.
**Black is actually only the colour of death in Europe and the Americas. In Asia and many African countries white symbolises mourning. (Thanks, Wiki!)
dress: malene birger