All posts tagged: Black

Minimal silhouette - Olivier Theyskens

A minimal silhouette

Fashion is fickle – no doubt about that! It’s only two days ago that I made a point about how a fashion collection must have a strong and novel silhouette in order to be exciting (read more about that here) that I find myself falling in love with collections with a minimal silhouette that is very straightforward. So how can that be? Because in fashion there really aren’t any rules, and in the minute you give a guideline of how to make something work, it’s proven that it can be done otherwise. It’s anything but German grammar, where a rule is a rule – no exception. In fashion sometimes it just works, because… yeah, well, it just works. This can make fashion hard to teach, and it can make it hard to comprehend for outsiders. That’s probably also one of the reasons, why a fashion designer’s finest asset is his or her ability to see the world in a unique way and trust ones own intuition. A couple of days ago, I got really excited …

Fashion and black

Fashion and Black

What is the thing with fashion people and black or simply fashion and black? There are so many other colours to choose from. Why is it then that everybody always wears black? At the same time, black is stylish, elegant, timeless, urban, dark, Parisian and so on, but it’s actually also anonymous and without any connotations and values to be added to it. That makes it very eternal, and impossible to go wrong with, and sometimes you don’t feel like dressing bon ton, casual or maritime. Sometimes you just want to be black. Black is also a life style, a creative life style, which inspires artists, philosophers, musicians, designers, New Yorkers, Parisians, depressed, and grieving people. An interesting bunch, really, and one we definitely want to be part of. Today black is cool, because it makes you look pale in an intellectual and urban way. Black used to be cool in the 00s too, when it made you look anorectic and on hard drugs with a violent boyfriend. Actually black is always relevant – in …