Whether it was a girly frock, structured tux or studded leather, black & white was a prominent trend on the Spring '09 catwalk. They came in all shapes, sizes, and textures; there were shoes, dresses, hats, bags, you name it - it was on there in plain black & white. Classic with a twist? Definitely.
Paul Costelloe // Spring 2009
Givenchy // Spring 2009
Valentino // Spring 2009
YSL // Spring 2009 (note the caged shoes!)
Thakoon // Spring 2009
Chanel // Spring 2009
Christian Lacroix // Spring 2009
Roberto Cavalli // Spring 2009
Ah, there are so many more, if you want to check them out (I suggest you do!)...
Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Dior, Celine, Iceberg, Rodarte, Sonia Rykiel, Narcisco Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, DVF, Marni, Badgley Mischka...
And it's not just on the runway; fashionistas everywhere have taken to black & white like fish to water, each with their own interpretation.
All photos below from Chictopia.