Color Contrast: Classic Black and White Gets a Modern Makeover for Spring

No shades of gray here—look crisp and cool in contrasting color this season as black and white pairings prove opposites do attract at the Spring 2014 shows. Whether it’s a bit mod or minimalist, monochrome casts off its boring and basic connotations for good, as designers like all-American Ralph Lauren and avant-garde Chanel play with trendy treatments to give black and white a fresh, modern makeover.

Pattern play, graphic geometrics, lace overlays and sharp contrasting lines illustrate this classic combo to perfection with fashion luminaries from Victoria Beckham to Rodarte executing their roles flawlessly. After toning things down for a season known for its bold brights and decadent embellishments, ultra-chic black and white sets the stage for the season’s classic non-color combo.