Monochrome magic: The black and white colour combination never goes out of style


During the Dior Cruise 2024 collection launch in Hong Kong, Haerin from the group NewJeans stole the spotlight in a stunning black and white ensemble. Photo: Instagram/Dior

Arguably one of the best and most classic colour combinations, black and white never fail to deliver a fabulous fashion outcome.

The contrast between the dark and the pristine is timeless and chic. Which explains why, fashion designers have been pairing these two tones together to great effect for decades.

They are versatile and can be adapted to occasions including casual, formal and even sportswear!

And, for the busy individual or anyone who may not be familiar with fashion, pairing black and white is the safest and foolproof approach to outfit coordination.

These hues harmonise stylishly and effortlessly, making it easy for anyone to create sophisticated ensembles without much effort.

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What’s more, black conceals figure flaws and gives a slimming effect, while white represents purity and simplicity. When put together, these shades can create a flattering and balanced silhouette, instilling confidence in individuals with regard to their attire.

Plus, the winning pair possesses an enduring quality, which makes them fundamental in fashion and surpassing fleeting style trends.

Ferragamo’s black dress with a white hourglass silhouette, creates the illusion of a voluptuous figure for the wearer. Photo: FerragamoFerragamo’s black dress with a white hourglass silhouette, creates the illusion of a voluptuous figure for the wearer. Photo: FerragamoRalph Lauren’s latest creation exudes romance and femininity, ideal for a garden soiree or a leisurely walk in the park with a loved one. Photo: Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren’s latest creation exudes romance and femininity, ideal for a garden soiree or a leisurely walk in the park with a loved one. Photo: Ralph Lauren

It is no surprise that the latest collections feature a selection of black and white outfits that are simply arresting.

Our top pick is Ferragamo’s Spring/Summer 2024 black dress enhanced with a white hourglass silhouette, which gives the illusion of a voluptuous figure for the wearer.

Steven Yeun in a white jacket adorned with Louis Vuitton’s Damier checks pattern, intricately embroidered with pearls. Photo: APSteven Yeun in a white jacket adorned with Louis Vuitton’s Damier checks pattern, intricately embroidered with pearls. Photo: APLooking glam and dapper at the recent 29 th Annual Critics Choice Awards was actor Steven Yeun who wore a white jacket embroidered with Louis Vuitton’s Damier checks pattern using pearls with a white shirt from the brand’s Spring- Summer 2024 collection. He completed the ensemble with a black tie, black pants, and black boots.

Feminine and romantic is Ralph Lauren’s white dress with pretty floral eyelet details that is just perfect for a garden soiree or a leisurely walk in the park with a loved one. It is accentuated with a black knit flat-end neckwear.

Strikingly unique is Issey Miyake’s sculptural number from the Spring/Summer 2024 range. With its eye-catching folds and the fetching black and white colour combo, the design is a surefire standout.

Not missing on the black-and-white action is Italian label Pucci. Although more renowned for its bold colour mixes, there is a black and white dress with a 60s vibe from its Supernova collection.

At the unveiling of Dior’s Cruise 2024 collection in Hong Kong, South Korean songbird Haerin, a member of the girl group NewJeans, captured everyone’s attention in an exquisite black and white ensemble.

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The French brand’s ambassador for jewellery, fashion and beauty looked lovely in a white cotton ensemble cinched with a black leather butterfly corset, hand-embroidered with sculpted flowers – all from Dior of course.

Local designer Afiq M’s black and white dress challenges the evening standard.

The sleek black creation is enhanced with white ruffles, transforming it into a showstopping piece, making sure that you not only standout but you’ll also own the spotlight!

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