Trend Watch: Bold Black & White

Spring is the season of color, but black and white looks were particularly prevalent on the season's runways.

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Bold black-and-white looks for spring.
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We saw plenty of color on the Spring '12 runways, but equally important were bold black and white looks -- either executed in solid shades or mixed-up patterns. At Derek Lam, an asymmetrical black top was paired with a breezy pleated skirt.
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Yigal Azrouel gave a classic black tuxedo a touch of retro cool by adding white piping along the lapel.
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At Doo.Ri, slouchy silk trousers were styled with prim button-down blouses printed in a swirling black, grey and white print.
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Jason Wu's cool graphic tees added a modern touch to ladylike pencil skirts.
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Suno offered one of the coolest takes on the black-and-white trend with their mixed-up stripe motif and funky "scribble" print.
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Shiny leather pants and a buttoned-up, quilted jacket at Altuzarra offered a sporty take on a motorcycle look.
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At Ohne Titel, stripey black and white trousers and an asymmetrical crop top felt comfy and cool.
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Layers upon layers of of semi-sheer silk give this black-and-white Marc Jacobs' look an ethereal effect.
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One of our favorite black-and-white looks made an appearance at Gucci, where perfectly-proportioned white trousers were styled with a cropped black blazer and sheer, chevron-striped top.
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Prabal Gurung ingeniously gave a body-con look to a floaty silhouette by adding sharp, anatomical details in contrasting black.
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Black and white looks ruled the runway at Versus, where this shoulder-less, shredded-hem sundress made its debut.
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Lanvin gave this simple blouse and trouser a sexy, undone appeal by adding open gaps along the arms and down either pant leg.
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At Valentino, baggy lace trousers and an eggshell-colored blouse felt casual and prim.
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Miu Miu's unusual off-the-shoulder coats featured luxe, satin ribbon closures.
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Of course, Chanel can always be counted on for a few stellar black-and-white ensembles. The house's most recent couture show included dainty pouf-sleeve jackets and high-waisted trousers.
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