We all know black attracts the sun, but that’s not the point: black is not just a colour, it has the power to be an attitude.
Black sweeps throughout music, from Jay Z’s eponymous album to Amy Winehouse who went back to it and The Rolling Stones who told us to paint in it. Moreover in 1861, when Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria took to wearing black as everyday dress. Her decision to sport widows weeds resonated into everyday fashion, as people reconfigured her mourning into fashion. Subsequently it became the uniform of Coco Chanel, head-bagers and Johnny Cash.
For many designers, black is their keystone: Gareth Pugh, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, Juun.J, Yohji Yamamoto and Saint Laurent all ground their collections in the inky hue.
The fact that black is such a sad, gothic and funeral colour is old by now, so be sure that a dark item will be your best supporter forever.
“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” – Christian Dior
Where to start? You have all kinds of fabrics to choose depending the results you wanna give your look: jeans for the casual, leather for the bold, silk for the chic, fur for a glam touch, lace for the romantic.
Take a look at these choices and get inspired. Dark tones always take center stage!