Wear It Now: Black is Back As The Runway Trend To Steal – Spring 2013 Highlights

Valentino Spring 2013

From the Spring 2013 runways, basic black is back on trend…

Black is the new black as the runway trend you want to covet.

But, if you are like me, your wardrobe is brimming with better than basic black pieces. So, here’s so the 411 on how to have next season, right from your closet.

With the last leg of the Spring 2013 shows winding down in Paris comes a look at top trends for next season to get you on track for the Fall season ahead.

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Take a cue from one of the Spring’s strongest trends, a return to the ever versatile basic black. That’s right, after seeing prints and vivid hues of all types all over the runways as of late, Spring saw designers working to eliminate the excess by opting for the palette cleansing shade.

Saint Laurent Spring 2013

Yes, oddly enough for a time of the year often associated with lighter options, Heidi Slimane’s black packed debut at Saint Laurent to Chloe to almost every designer -the suggestion of black was on the rise.

And although we never gave up wearing black (who would?), it does make for a more reasonable trend than the suggestion of wearing say, printed pants or clashing prints. Not to say that we’d give those up just yet, either.


A look at extracting the trends from next season for now has our attention on a refresher course on the easy drama and sobering elegance a simple hue such as black can evoke.

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Might we add that this trend couldn’t come at a better time just as we approach the Fall season’s omnipresent darker options. Ones that when in the right silhouette are certain to become closet constants.

Valentino- Spring 2013
Valentino- Spring 2013

In fuss-free black, Valentino’s slip dress is seductively alluring while highlighting a contrasting detail that gives the piece a harmonious architectural bent. Valentino show here.

Martin Margiela Spring 2013

Maison Margiela’s offering above conjures up a vaguely nostalgic 60’s era vibe with its slim cut that’s certain to become a starting point for smart layering this season.

When on the move to a return to black, keep an elongating, instantly slimming, paired down silhouette in mind…

Fade to Black with these essential tips:

  • Look for a fine, sturdy fabric that will retain shape as this look is about easy, yet pulled-together elegance
  • Avoid an overload of decoration, layers and stylized details
  • Stick to simple shapes with a snug fit
  • Go wild with different pairings but we suggest keeping it head to toe black every so often
  • Keep your options on the polished side, luxe fabrics are part of the mandate -avoid metallics and statement making finishes
  • Go for easy sophistication, these are pieces you’ll be able to layer with for seasons to come

Smart black options to get you started Online Now:

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