It won’t come as a surprise that the inside of my closet resembles something like a black-hole in space, the depths of darkness only further accentuated by the fact that everything is in a post-tornado state. Alright, that might be a tad bit of an exaggeration. While I have approximately 90% clothes that are black (or something in the vicinity of that palette), I’ve managed to shy away from too-much-black and incorporated a few aspects of color. Quite a few shows from Fall 2104 Fashion Week seem to be thinking along the same lines — ‘Mondrian’ lines — as well.
Much like the graphic boxing lines of Piet Mondrian’s works, cutting off striking and sunny yellows from the cool blues and vibrant reds, the juxtaposition of high contrast black-and-white scale with the primary colors was evident both on the runway and cities’ walkways. In a closet full of black, charcoal, and grey, what better way to transition from a dreary winter to the soaking spring temperatures ahead? You know, without going full-on-pastel-crazy.
With the copious quantities of black (and white) I’ve been wearing recently, it only feels right to follow the Mondrian parade…