Fashion Trend: High Contrast

This classic look will never get old. We show you why black and white comes out on top every season.

Text by Brooke Benjamin. Photos by Roslyn Griffith Hall

They say that nothing is ever black and white, but when it comes to the world of fashion, we have to disagree. Black on its own exudes luxury and class and, of course, the figure-flattering element is a major bonus. Head-to-toe white is reliably fresh and clean, and pairing the two iconic colours together? Well, it’s just a striking match made in heaven. There are about a millions ways to interpret this trend. Whether you’re in the mood for formal sophistication or casual and funky, this classic colour combo has pretty much all of the bases covered. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favourite B&W looks and tell us which is your favourite!

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Donna Karan stands with a Holt Renfrew’s most stylish sales associate and shows that, with the right pieces, black and white is anything but boring.

Creative director of U.S. Vogue Grace Coddington should be the spokesperson for this trend.

Alfred Sung in head-to-toe black looks sharp, smart and very trendy! We’re loving the skinny tie.

Black skinny jeans with a modern take on the white blouse is simply perfection.